Orange in the churchyard

DAY 26 (1 MAY) – Poppies (papaver ???) (Farnham, England)

I’ve always loved the flimsiness of poppies. And the way they appear so casually scattered. These gorgeous orange ones stopped me in my tracks, growing messily by a church wall.

But I can’t decide what type they are… it’s between Shirley poppy (papaver rhoeas), but the leaves aren’t quite right, and Arctic/Iceland poppy (papaver nudicaule). Any ideas?

Actually I wanted them to be papaver somniferum (Opium poppy) – only because the name makes me wish Latin was my first language.

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