Papaver somniferum L. subsp. setigerum (DC.) Arcangeli


Genus: Papaver

Catalan common name: Cascall.

Spanish common name: Adormidera.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Cabrera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Cultivated fields, disturbed zones.

Characteristics: A very svelte and tall poppy with rose or pink coloured flowers, which are fairly large, up to 10 cm. This subsp. can be distinguished from subspecies somniferum by its bristles or by the large and rigid hairs about the stem and central nerve on the leaf reverse. Additionally, the capsule is smaller and the leaves have awned teeth.