Poppy in the Rye (by Ecoikos)
Red poppy in a rye field

Red poppy (Papaver Rhoeas) 
is one of the most common plants in Europe. It often grows on poor terrains, around new constructions, along roads and railways - and among wheat fields of all kinds. Here a solitary exemplar blooms in a field of rye (Secale cereale) growing from a relatively poor morenic gravel terrain in Northern Italy, at the feet of the Alps.

Location: Castano Primo, Lombardy region, Italy.
June 2007

Alternative names: 
English: Corn poppy, Field poppy, Flanders poppy
Italian: Papavero, Papavero rosso, Rosolaccio
Czech: Mák, Polní mák

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