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Glaucium flavum - Crantz.

Common Name Horned Poppy, Yellow hornpoppy
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards Root is poisonous.
Habitats Shingle banks by the coast[17].
Range Usually near the coast in W. Europe, including Britain, to the Mediterranean and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Glaucium flavum Horned Poppy, Yellow hornpoppy


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Glaucium flavum Horned Poppy, Yellow hornpoppy
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Glaucium flavum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

G. luteum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil;  Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil;  Oil.

A clear yellow edible oil is obtained from the seed[2, 46, 61, 183].

Medicinal Uses



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Poultice.

Poultice[66].

Other Uses

Oil;  Oil.

An oil obtained from the seed is used for as a fuel for lighting, it burns cleanly[2]. It is also used in soap making[46].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in any good well-drained soil[1, 200]. Requires a very well-drained poor soil[187]. Prefers a hot dry position[166] and dislikes shade[200]. A very ornamental but short-lived perennial[1], it is hardy to about -10°c[187]. Plants are resentful of root disturbance and should be placed in their final positions as soon as possible[200]. Flowers are produced in the first year from seed[200].

Propagation

The seed can be sown in the middle of spring or in autumn in a cold frame. A period of cold stratification improves germination. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts[1]. If you have sufficient seed it should be worthwhile trying an outdoor sowing in situ in mid spring[1].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

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