Bristle-haired perennial herb to about 50 cm tall, branched near the base. Leaves toothed or irregularly lobed, hairy below. Flowers with hairy, petals to about 4 cm long, mostly orange to scarlet. Capsule narrowly club-like, to 4 cm long with hairs on the apical ridges.
Source: (1997). Papaveraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.