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Scientific Name: Macleaya cordata
Pronunciation: muh-KLAY-uh kor-DAY-tuh
Common Name: plume poppy
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves rounded, lobed, grayish-green, 15-80 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Open, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background
Additional Info: Google
plume poppy
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails, ( Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant )
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