Papaver L.

6 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories

Bristly or glaucous herbs with latex. Flowers solitary on long peduncles. Sepals 2. Petals 4, crumpled in the bud. Stigmas sessile in many rows which radiate from the centre of a convex disc crowning the ovary. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by pores. Seeds numerous, minute.