Wood Poppy

Common Name: Wood Poppy

Scientific Name: Stylophorum diphyllum

Family: Papaveraceae

Habitat: Deciduous forests, Ravines, Along Creeks and Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 14 inches

Light: Partial shade to deep shade

Soil: Moist, Humus rich, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees

Description: Wood Poppy is a native perennial wildflower that can be identified by its yellow, four-petaled flowers and its green, fern-like leaves. Wood Poppy prefers to grow in deciduous woodlands, ravines, and along streams or creeks in partly shaded to deeply shaded conditions and in moist, humus-rich soil. This photo of a Wood Poppy was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.