Hypecoum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae, found in temperate areas of northern Africa, Europe and Asia. The lectotype is Hypecoum procumbens.
Plant 1-40 cm, green or glaucous. Ultimate leaflets linear to flabellate, with 1 to several lateral teeth. Inflorescence erect, with 1-18 flowers. Sepals 2.5-6 x 1.3-3 mm, entire, erose or dentate, seldom 2-fid. Petals orange-yellow; outer petals 6.5-13 x 5-13.5 mm, distinctly 3-lobed, usually somewhat longer than wide, the lateral lobes flat, obtuse. Inner petals with black spots, the lateral lobes obovate, obtuse, sometimes exceeding central lobe; central lobe 4-6 5(-9) x 1.7-3.5(-5.5) mm, obovate, fimbriate with truncate base. Filaments of median stamens narrowly triangular, without black spots. Pollen orange-yellow. Fruit erect, only slightly torulose, more or less arcuate, 2-3.5 mm at widest septa; seeds dark brown.Род Гипекоум представлен невысокими однолетними, редко двулетними травянистыми растениями с ярко выраженным стержневым корнем.The aboveground parts of the plant are smooth, usually covered with a gray-green coating. Leaves are numerous, collected in a basal rosette. The leaf blade has a short petiole, lanceolate in outline, sometimes widened to obovate, deeply and many times imparipinnate dissected into narrow filiform or lanceolate pointed lobes. Plant sap is reddish or yellowish in color, but not milky white like many other poppies.
The fruit of the hypekoum of the fruit is a pod
The flowers are dissymmetrical (that is, they have two axes of symmetry), collected in cymose inflorescences on a long ascending or almost erect stem, with small bracts, similar to leaves. Calyx inconspicuous and early falling, with almost membranous small lobes, ovoid-triangular or ovoid in outline.
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
Pull the weeds out with your hands, not chop them down with the hoe. Many harmful herbs, for example, shytiry, are able to grow from the top of the root - they have dormant buds there.