Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 9 taxa in the family Papaveraceae, Poppy family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bloodroot, Red Puccoon
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sanguinaria canadensis 085-01-001   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: White Prickly-poppy, Carolina Poppy
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Argemone albiflora var. albiflora   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Argemone albiflora ssp. albiflora   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Argemone albiflora 085-02-001   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it on sandy roadsides and disturbed areas

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (presumably): but perhaps adventive

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mexican Prickly-poppy, Mexican Poppy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Argemone mexicana   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Argemone mexicana   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Argemone mexicana 085-02-002   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Rare

Native: south Florida, West Indies, southward?

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Greater Celandine, Rock-poppy, Swallow-wort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chelidonium majus   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Chelidonium majus var. majus   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelidonium majus 085-04-001   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes, shaded roadsides, rocky forests

Common (rare south of VA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Opium Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Papaver somniferum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Papaver somniferum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Papaver somniferum 085-05-001   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe & Asia Minor

 


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camera icon Common Name: Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Papaver rhoeas   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Papaver rhoeas   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Papaver rhoeas 085-05-002   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia & northern Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Long-headed Poppy, Blind Eyes
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Papaver dubium   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Papaver dubium   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Papaver dubium 085-05-004   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon to rare in NC, SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Celandine Poppy, Woods-poppy
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stylophorum diphyllum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stylophorum diphyllum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it in moist forests over calcareous rocks (such as limestone)

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Yellow Hornpoppy, Yellow Horned-poppy, Sea-poppy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Glaucium flavum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Glaucium flavum   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Waif(s)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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