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Papaver nudicaule (Icelandic poppy)
Bodger, Jack B.

Papaver nudicaule

Papaver nudicaule L.

Icelandic Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)


USDA Symbol: PANU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (NI)

This species includes subspecies that are North American natives. However, it also includes subspecies that are not native to North America, e.g. Papaver nudicaule ssp. nudicaule, Icelandic Poppy. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CO , MD , UT
Canada: BC , YT

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Papaver nudicaule in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Papaver nudicaule in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Papaver nudicaule


Record Modified: 2022-03-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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