Papaver rhoeas

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Umbrian

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Papaver rhoeas
« on: May 29, 2012, 06:46:31 AM »
Papaver rhoeas, the commomn red poppy, is particularly prolific this year in my part of Italy with fields and roadside verges ablaze making any trip out a real pleasure. I leave a lot on the garden too in many areas and yesterday noticed the one in the photo below. The petals are a very pale pink with a slightly darker area at the base . Is this just a common aberration?
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Re: Papaver rhoeas
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 12:24:12 PM »
Are you sure it is not Papaver dubium? They are normally red or white, but occasionally they  have pale pink petals (with or without a dark patch at the base).
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 06:05:29 AM »
Definitely Papaver rhoeas JTh and daily inspection of plant has revealed it is suffering from some kind of distress! Subsequent flowers have been distorted/failed to open properly/had half red, half colourless petals etc. The first one was so perfect and unusual that I really thought it was something different. C
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 02:43:37 PM »
We tried a couple of different varieties of field poppy this year:
American Legion, bright red with a white cross in the centre;
Mother-of-Pearl,pale colours, these are white and grey ones,
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 04:32:41 AM »
In November last year a second generation of the poppies came up  including a plain red and a pale orange (no pics of the latter, sorry) but also some that were similar to 'American Legion' and one like 'Mother-of-pearl',
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 02:51:46 AM »
Don't know about the rest of the world but here in Rome the weather has been so mild recently that lots of poppies are in flower. I don't recall having seen them so early in the 20 years that I have been here but maybe my memory is playing tricks?
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 10:29:07 AM »
How lovely they all look.  We are waiting for ours to open up.  I sprinkled last year's seeds everywhere.  Some very near the gate so passers- by will see them too.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
The poppies have started to flower:
1) 'American Legion'
2) Dark red Papaver rhoeas
3) 'Mother of Pearl'
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 06:33:56 AM »
Lovely flowers . I like  the 'Mother of Pearl' very much
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 12:20:50 PM »
Hi Hilary,
'Mother of Pearl' has a variety of colour forms in the mix - here is a grey and pink as well as a pure white!
Two pics of each taken a day apart,
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« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 12:22:37 PM by Fermi »
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 03:46:07 AM »
A pure, clear mid-pink Papaver rhoeas has appeared this year, along with a clear orange-red.
I presume that these are the results of the different varieties being cross-pollinated by the bees
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 02:52:20 PM »
Pale pink Papaver rhoeas - appearing similar to "Shirley Poppies" but arising from 'Mother-of-Pearl', possibly crossing with the "Flanders Poppy".
Two  pics taken 2 days apart,
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2018, 11:30:45 PM »
Strangely the "Shirley" poppy faded to almost pure white the next day!
When enlarged on the computer faint red streaks can be seen,
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« Last Edit: November 14, 2018, 10:29:39 AM by Fermi »
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 11:56:18 PM »
Some more of the poppies showing slight variations
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Charithea

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« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:43:23 AM »
I love them all!!!
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.