Yellow horned-poppy at Salthouse beach by Susan Clay. 1/5
Yellow horned-poppy by Jenny Rumens 2/5
Yellow horned-poppy, Cley shingle-ridge, Bob Ward 3/5
Yellow horned-poppy, NWT Cley beach, Elizabeth Dack 4/5
Yellow horned-poppy, Cley shingle ridge, Bob Ward 5/5

Yellow horned-poppy Glucium flavum

This protected species has distinctive rosettes of grey/green, deeply lobed leaves, and big, lemon yellow, four petalled flowers. They can be spotted on shingle banks and beaches, and flower between the months of June to September.

Conservation status

Generally the species has declined in numbers due to loss of shingle beach habitat. However, locally it can be quite common growing in clusters of plants. The yellow horned-poppy is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This means it is a protected species and so must not be picked from the wild.

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The yellow horned-poppy is said to have the largest seed pod of any British plant.

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