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Opium Poppy
Papaveraceae
Papaver somniferum


Entheogen
Entheogen
Flower Petal # 7+
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Found in Utah




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General Information

Opium is the source of many opiates, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means, loosely, the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.

The plant itself is also valuable for ornamental purposes, and has been known as the "common garden poppy", referencing all the group of poppy plants.

Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed oil, a healthy edible oil that has many uses. It is widely grown as an ornamental flower throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.

There is a common misconception that there is a clear distinction between poppies useful for opium extraction and ornamental or food poppies. It is not difficult to manufacture opium tea with a high morphine content from poppies readily available at flower shops.

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Opium Poppy




Opium Poppy
Macrozoom of the hairs



Opium Poppy




Opium Poppy




Opium Poppy
Fertilized stigma covered in pollen.



Opium Poppy Leaf




Opium Poppy




Opium Poppy
Closeup of the male and female parts of the flower.



Opium Poppy Flower Closeup




Opium Poppy


Comment: Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum

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Jerry

Jakarta, Indonesia December 01, 2010
wow..amazing.. this plant is beautiful n very usefull as medication in pain management..
Entheogen
Entheogen
June 15, 2010
Yes, that is correct, another reason to know your plants. Thanks Thunder
Thunder
Thunder
June 14, 2010
Great shots!
When one must take a drug test for work, you will rate a positive response if you eat poppy seed muffins (or anything with poppy seeds)!

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