horned poppy

plant
also called  sea poppy 
 any of approximately 25 species of plants that constitute the genus Glaucium of the poppy family (Papaveraceae). All species are weedy garden plants native to Eurasia. The yellow horned poppy (G. flavum) is native to sea beaches of Great Britain and southern Europe and has become established in the eastern United States. Its slender seed pods are 30 cm (one foot) long. The 5-centimetre-long, four-petaled, yellow to orange blooms are borne on 30- to 90-centimetre- (12- to 35-inch-) tall plants with yellow latex and hairy, lobed, fleshy, blue-green leaves. The red horned poppy (G. corniculatum) from continental Europe is smaller and has crimson blooms often with black spots at the petal bases. The common name refers to the small horn-shaped stigma atop the elongate fruit. Horned poppies have been used to anchor beach sand and in beach gardens.

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  • Horned poppy — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned poppy — Poppy Pop py, n.; pl. {Poppies}. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver.] (Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus {Papaver}, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species ({Papaver somniferum}) opium is obtained, though all …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned poppy — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned-poppy — geltonasis vaiklas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Glaucium flavum), paplitęs pietų Europoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Glaucium flavum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • horned poppy — noun yellow flowered Eurasian glaucous herb naturalized in along sandy shores in eastern North America • Syn: ↑horn poppy, ↑yellow horned poppy, ↑sea poppy, ↑Glaucium flavum • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned poppy — noun a poppy with greyish green lobed leaves, large flowers, and a long curved seed capsule. [Glaucium flavum (yellow horned poppy) and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • horned poppy — /hɔnd ˈpɒpi/ (say hawnd popee) noun any of several species of herbs of Europe and western Asia, belonging to the genus Glaucium, especially the yellow horned poppy, G. flavum, with large flowers and long curved capsules …   Australian English dictionary

  • horned poppy. — See horn poppy. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • horned poppy. — See horn poppy. [1540 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow horned-poppy — geltonasis vaiklas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Glaucium flavum), paplitęs pietų Europoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Glaucium flavum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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