Species name:

Papaver rhoeas

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

rhoeas

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and America. In Italy prefers fallow, cultivated field grazing and meadow (0 - 1950 m

Utility

Food, drinks, oil, dye, medicinal uses, folk medicine uses and symbolism. Ornamental plant. It provides a very important contribution of food (pollen) for wild bees. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - VI (VIII - IX)

Pollen colour

green - brown

Pollen

+++

Nectar

No

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Papaver rhoeas
Papaver rhoeas
Papaver rhoeas
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
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Papaver rhoeas
Papaver rhoeas