Snow Poppy

Also known as:
Chinese Woodland Poppy, Chinese Bloodroot, Dawn Poppy
Family:
Papaveraceae
Origin:
Eastern China

General description

Herbaceous perennial with underground rhizomes. Grows low to the ground. Small oval leaves with scalloped edges. Pure-white four petalled flower with bright yellow stamens (spring). Orange-red sap.

Shade tolerant- spreading into understorey of bush.

Garden dumping, vegetative spreading, possibly by seed.

Competing with/ replacing native ground covers and seedlings.

Site management

Recommended approaches

1. Dig out small infestations.

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

RPMS status

Surveillance - Whole Region
National Pest Plant Accord species - nationwide
snow poppy - Main species image