Yellow Horned Poppy is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in shingle beaches and rocky coastal areas, to a mature height of up to 90cm.
Yellow Horned Poppy is named after the colour of its flowers and the horn-like appearance of its long curved seed pods. It is a bluish-green clump-forming plant, growing from a rosette of hairy, crinkly, lobed leaves. The plant becomes less hairy as it matures.
Botanic classification and naming: Yellow Horned Poppy is a member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family. The genus name
'Glaucium' identifies the plant as a Horned Poppy and its species name 'flavum' means 'yellow'.
Concerns: All parts of the Yellow Horned Poppy including the seeds are highly toxic, affecting the nervous and respiratory systems. It can cause brain damage and death.