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Species Datapage No 7  

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Species Common Name: *Corn Poppy
Species Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
Poppy requires a frost to germinate

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Our poppy crop at  Harper's Farm Kilkenny.

Management:   None. Do not cut unless weedy, allow to set seed
Tolerance of cutting: None.
Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: Seeds for bread

 

 

Seed heads ready for picking

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Life Cycle (Form): Annual

Flower Height: 20 to 50 cm

Foliage Height: 5 - 10 cm

Flower Colour:   Red

Flowering period: June, July, August, 

Time to Flower:4 -6 months

Soil Type: Most, best in deep dry, light and rich soil.  

pH Type: Neutral, Alkaline

Moisture: Dry, 

Aspect:  Full sun

Wildlife Value: Low, Dead flower heads over-winter important insects
 

 

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Species Common Name:  Corn or Stone Parsley

Species Botanical Name: Sison amomum

 
Management:   None.
Tolerance of cutting: None.
Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: 

 

Life Cycle (Form): Annual

Flower Height: 10 to 30 cm

Foliage Height: 10 - 20 cm

Flower Colour: Green to Gold seed heads

Flowering period: August, September.

Time to Flower: 6 months

Soil Type: Most, best in dry, light soil.  Waste Places

pH Type: Neutral, Alkaline

Moisture: Dry, 

Aspect:  Full sun

Wildlife Value: Low, 
 

 

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Species Common Name:  Corn Spurry
Species Botanical Name: Spergula arvensis
 
Management:  Moderate persistence in peaty grassland.  Keep fertility poor, 
Tolerance of cutting None, except end of season management
Cutting time: None

Edible / Medicinal: Very Medicinal.  Do not consume unless advised. Probably contain poisons

 

Life Cycle (Form): 

Flower Height: 0 to 0 cm

Foliage Height: 0 - 0 cm

Flower Colour: 

Flowering period: March, April, May, June, July, August, September.

Time to Flower: 12 months

Soil Type: Most, best in deep dry, light and rich soil.  Waste Places

pH Type: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet.

Aspect:  Shade to full sun, frost free

Wildlife Value: Low, Medium, High. Attracts birds, butterflies and bees

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