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Corn poppy; Amapola silvestre

Papaver rhoeas

Description:

It is a common agricultural weed. The plant is annual, forming a long-lived soil seed bank that can germinate when the soil is disturbed. The flower is large and showy, with four petals that are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. Like many other species of Papaver, it exudes a white latex when the tissues are broken. The poppy is associated to agriculture from unknown times. As a successful weed of agriculture its characteristics include an annual life cycle that fits into that of most cereals, a tolerance of simple weed control methods and the ability to flower and seed itself before the crop is harvested

Habitat:

Open evergreen oak forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_0858, 61, 66

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arlanda
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arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 10, 2018
Submitted on May 28, 2018

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