Arctic Poppy

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Arctic Poppy - Papaver radicatum

Arctic Poppy
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Arctic poppy, Papaver radicatum.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Plantae
(unranked):
Tracheophytes
(unranked):
Angiosperms
(unranked):
Eudicots
Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae
Genus:
Papaver
Species:
P. radicatum

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There is only one genus of Poppy which occurs in the Arctic, Papaver. The Arctic Poppy is a member of this genus, Papaver radicatum.

General Information and Anatomy

The arctic poppy, P. radicatum, a High Arctic inhabitant, has been widely studied for its fascinating practice of tracking the sun across the sky by rotating its flowerhead – much like sunflowers do in the temperate zones of North America. Increasing the amount of direct sunlight warms the interior of the flower, thereby increasing the efficiency of metabolic processes.

Distribution

External resources

Name ID
NCBI Taxonomy 357475
WikiSpecies Papaver radicatum
Wikipedia Papaver radicatum
iNaturalist Arctic Poppy
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