Coquelicot Pavot

The Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a species of dicotyledonous plants of the Papaveraceae family, native to Eurasia.

It is an annual herbaceous plant, very abundant in freshly disturbed soils from spring onwards, which is distinguished by the red color of its flowers and by the fact that it often forms large colored carpets visible from a great distance.

It belongs to the group of so-called messicole plants because it has been associated with agriculture since very ancient times, thanks to its biological cycle adapted to cereal crops, flowering and setting seeds occurring before harvest. Very common in various European countries, it has greatly regressed due to the generalized use of herbicides and improved sorting of cereal seeds.

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