poppy family


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pop′py fam`ily


n.
a family, Papaveraceae, of nonwoody plants of lobed or dissected leaves, showy solitary flowers, and a milky white or pinkish juice.
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Noun1.poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
order Papaverales, order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
genus Papaver, Papaver - type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
genus Argemone - prickly poppies
genus Bocconia - tropical American trees or shrubs closely related to genus Macleaya
Chelidonium, genus Chelidonium - one species: greater celandine
genus Corydalis, Corydalis - annual or perennial herbs of Himalayan China and South Africa
Dendromecon, genus Dendromecon - one species: bush poppy
Eschscholtzia, genus Eschscholtzia - showy herbs of western North America
genus Glaucium, Glaucium - herbs of Europe and North Africa and Asia: horned poppy
genus Hunnemania, Hunnemannia - one species: golden cup
genus Macleaya, Macleaya - a perennial herb of eastern Asia: plume poppy
genus Meconopsis, Meconopsis - herbs almost entirely of mountains of China and Tibet; often monocarpic
genus Platystemon, Platystemon - one species: creamcups
genus Romneya, Romneya - one species: matilija poppy
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
genus Stylomecon, Stylomecon - one species: wind poppy
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I love meconopsis, members of the poppy family, and last year fell for Meconopsis napaulensis "Ginger".
Scientists from the University of California have found a plant, which belongs to the poppy family, could be the key as it contains a powerful pain-relieving compound in its roots which could make it a side-effect-free remedy, the Daily Express reported.
The Canadian bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis is a miniature member (4in tall) of the poppy family, with numerically correct many petals, forming puffy crystalline white blooms.