Roemeria argemone (L.) C.Morales, R.Mend. & Romero García

First published in Lagascalia 15(Extra): 184 (1988)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Canary Islands, Europe to Medit. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.


Doubtfully present in:


Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Canary Is., Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sinai, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Finland, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New South Wales, New York, Northern Provinces, Norway, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Australia, Tasmania, Utah, Victoria, Virginia


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215. [Cited as Papaver argemone.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1965). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 1: 1-567. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jonsell, B. (ed.) (2001). Flora Nordica 2: 1-430. The Bergius Foundaton.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae. Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Musselman, L.J. (2011). Checklist of Plants of Lebanon and Syria
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • von Raab-Straube, E. & Raus, T. (eds.) (2017). Euro+Med-checklist notulae, 8. Willdenowia 47: 293-309.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 31, 2011 Day, C.D. [190] Turkey Papaver argemone K000341530 Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Meikle, R.D. [2836] Cyprus Papaver argemone K000653129 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Davis [40979] Turkey Papaver argemone K000653128 Isotype Yes
Cope, T.A. [RBG 385] United Kingdom Papaver argemone K000914027 Yes


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