Glaucium corniculatum (L.) J. H. Rudolph


Genus: Glaucium

Catalan common name: Cascall banyut. Glauci. Paramà.

Spanish common name: Adormidera cornuda. Amapola loca. Glaucio rojo.

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

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

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

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

Characteristics: An annual cycle herbaceous plant, flowers with four orange or reddish coloured petals, very similar to a Papaver, but you can easily tell them apart from this genus because its fruit is elongate in the form of slight, narrow tendril. Lives in dry-farmed fields. The other species of the genus, Glaucium flavum, is perennial, with yellow flowers and lives in the littoral zones, usually at the beach. Flowers at the beginning of spring.