Glaucium flavum Crantz


Genus: Glaucium

Catalan common name: Carxofera de prat. Cascall banyut. Cascall marí. Ciuró bord. Rosella marina. Trepó marí.

Spanish common name: Amapola marina.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Tarragona. València.

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

General distribution (Phytogeography): Holoartica

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Beaches and dunes, sandy soils. Beaches and dunes, sandy soils.

Characteristics: A herb living in sandy soils, generally in disturbed places on beaches. It has whitish green leaves with many lobules and a slightly fleshy consistency. When it is in flower it is very easily recognisable because it produces large, yellow, four-petalled flowers, with many stamens with yellow anthers. The fruit is a very long (up to 30 cm), horn-shaped capsule. It flowers during spring.