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Papaver  spicatum Boiss. & Balansa   
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FamilyPAPAVERACEAE
Genus species var.Papaver  spicatum Boiss. & Balansa 
SynonymsPapaver heldreichii Boiss.
 Papaver pilosum ssp. spicatum (Boiss. & Balansa) Kadereit
Territory Western AsiaTurkey
rocks and scree
Altitude600-1400m
Description stem leafy, leaves pale green, softly white hisute, oblong to elliptic, coarsely dentate, inflorescence spicate, flowers 30-45mm across
Size40-60cm
Colorpale red
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typerosette, tuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
BibliographyDavis, P.H. et I.C.Hedge: Flora of Turkey (1965-1988)
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