TG0644 : Yellow Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)

taken 9 years ago, near to Salthouse, Norfolk, Great Britain

Yellow Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)
Yellow Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)
It is still hibernating in late February. The shingle ridge is one of the locations where the rare Yellow Horned Poppy - typically growing on bare shingle where it can form large colonies - can be found. It has colonised mainly the landward side of the ridge > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link. Sea poppies are protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) and must not be picked without permission from the landowner. They flower from mid-May until October but their flowers usually only last one day. After a flower has dropped, a long, curved seed-pod develops (believed to be the longest seed-capsule of any British plant) which eventually splits lengthways to reveal hundreds of small seeds. The plant's leaves are covered with fine hairs which protect it from salt spray.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2009
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 067 447 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.6371N 1:4.5819E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 067 447
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