Papaver somniferum L. Opium Poppy
Sp.Pl. 1:508 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 26 April 2007

Annual, herb, to 0.4 m high, glabrous sepals, pale filaments, glabrous or only very sparsely setose upper leaf surfaces. Fl. pink, Sep to Oct. Grey black sand. Herbfields, vacant land.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Augusta Margaret River, Cambridge, Harvey, Katanning, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mundaring, South Perth.