Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) annual wildflower
The Field Poppy is a vibrant well known sight, adding flashes of red to any meadow. This species grows up to 25-80 cm in height and flowers from the end of May up until October, autumn sowings tend to result in earlier flowering. It will grow on a range of soils but with a preference for light free draining soils. The field poppy can also be often referred to as the common poppy, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy and Flanders poppy. One poppy stamen alone can produce 2 1 / 2 million grains of pollen, unsurprisingly bees are attracted to poppies!