Papaver radicatum

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Papaver radicatum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Papaver
Species: P. radicatum
Binomial name
Papaver radicatum
Synonyms[1]
  • Papaver polare (Tolm.) Perfil.

Papaver radicatum is a species of poppy known by the common names Arctic poppy, rooted poppy, and yellow poppy.

Distribution[edit]

It is circumpolar in distribution and grows in arctic and alpine zones in Europe, North America, and Asia.[2][3]

It grows at a latitude of 83°40'N on Kaffeklubben Island,[4] making it one of the northernmost plants in the world. It appears on the Coat of arms of Nunavut.

Pollination[edit]

Bombus polaris is a known pollinator of this species.[5] Its pollinator impact is heaviest in early spring, but it decreases as the year continues.[5] As the year ends, the fly population is known to be the major pollinator at that time.[5]

Taxonomy[edit]

The Flora of North America lists four subspecies:

  • Papaver radicatum subsp. alaskanum (Hultén) J. P. Anderson
  • Papaver radicatum subsp. kluanensis (D. Löve) D. F. Murray
  • Papaver radicatum subsp. polare Tolmatchew
  • Papaver radicatum subsp. radicatum

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