Papaver intermedium DC.
Synonym: Papaver orientale, Papaver pseudo-orientale
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Included in P. orientale in Michigan Flora.

Also native to southwestern Asia, and commonly cultivated and rarely escaped to roadsides and disturbed places; first collected in 1942 in Houghton Co. by O. A. Farwell.

Papaver bracteatum Lindl., with usually more than 4 bracts below the flowers and broad-based bristles on the sepals is also sometimes cultivated; we do not seem to have this as an escape, but some of our material is inadequate for distinguishing it.

As with many cultivated plants, it is not surprising that the systematics of our long-cultivated oriental poppies is unclear. Grey-Wilson (1993) places Papaver intermedium into P. bracteatum, though admitting that it almost is derived from an ancient hybrid between P. bracteatum and P. orientale


Benzie County
Emmet County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 30, 2022.