Red Poppy
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Taken at Skateraw on 18th June 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX 5
in macro mode.


Taken at Belhaven Bay on 17th November 2013 with Panasonic Lumix
LX 5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 10th September 2015 with
Nikon D5200 - 18-55mm lens with Radnor D250 macro lens.
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Red Poppy.
Latin Name :
Papaver rhoeas.
Variable Annual.

Late Spring
It exudes a white latex when the tissues are broken. Both the leaves and latex have an acrid taste and are mildly poisonous to grazing animals.
P. rhoeas sometimes is so abundant in agricultural fields that it may be mistaken for a crop. The only species of Papaveraceae grown as a field crop on a large scale is Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy.