Distribution: Widely introduced and often escaping in scattered locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Habitat: Disturbed ground, old fields.
Flowers: June - July
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual with stiff, bristly hairs, the branching stems 3-7 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, basal and cauline, petiolate, the blades pinnately lobed or incised to divided.
Flowers single on long, bristly, terminal and axillary peduncles; sepals 2, separately early-deciduous; petals 4, 5-7 cm. long, usually scarlet with a black, basal or central blotch; stamens numerous; style absent, stigma sessile, disk-like, with 5-15 round, stigmatic ridges.
Capsule glabrous, sub-globose to broadly obovoid, 10-15 mm. long.