ART PRINT A4 - Corn poppy
Corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, illustration from the botanical atlas Flora Danica.
Printed on heavy FSC paper.
Measures 29.7 x 21 cm.
The corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, is an annual plant that grows along roads and on fallow fields. The plant is characterized by the scarlet red petals, which are often seen with a black spot at the ground. The corn poppy can be between 30 and 100 cm tall and is the largest of the three wild poppy species found in Denmark. The flower stalk is covered with rigid protruding hair.
The poppy is a bit of a recognition for itself - it does not thrive in well-cultivated and purified soil, which is why you rarely see it in the grain fields. If, on the other hand, the soil is allowed to lie fallow without treatment with field implements, the poppies sprout in large quantities.
The corn poppy blooms in June-July.