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Scientific Name: Papaver nudicaule
Pronunciation: puh-PAY-vur noo-dih-KAW-lee
Common Name: Icelandic poppy, arctic poppy
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves mostly basal (some smaller ones alternate up the peduncle), ovobate to spoon-shaped, margins lobed to incised, very hairy, with 3-4 narrow, pointed lobes, blue-green, up to 15 cm long; flowers with four large overlapping petals.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Canada - northern
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Small garden/space, Spring interest
Additional Info: Google
Icelandic poppy, arctic poppy
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Spatulate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Cleft (parted)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Orange, Red
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
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