I know this is an identification question, but perhaps some botanists with Old World species expertise can weigh in who might not have seen these records. Additional opinions would be welcome.
We’ve seen a proliferation of poppies growing in xeriscaped and bare-ground areas around Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA starting in April 2019 and even moreso this month (April 2020). I’ve lived here for many years and never before seen this species. The flowering seems to be restricted to the spring. There seems to be a lot of disagreement, even among botanists, as to what the species is (although the recent IDs are trending toward a subspecies of P. dubium). Many of us would appreciate some additional opinions, especially since we’ll likely see many new records during the City Nature Challenge. Also wondering if this might be a popular species used in re-seeding projects. Thanks!
Here are a couple of examples: