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(Botany) a genus of poppies including over 120 species
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Noun1.papaver - type genus of the PapaveraceaePapaver - type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Papaveraceae, Papaveraceae, poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
Papaver alpinum, Iceland poppy - Old World alpine poppy with white or yellow to orange flowers
Papaver californicum, western poppy - showy annual of California with red flowers
Papaver argemone, prickly poppy - annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit
arctic poppy, Iceland poppy, Papaver nudicaule - subarctic perennial poppy of both hemispheres having fragrant white or yellow to orange or peach flowers
oriental poppy, Papaver orientale - commonly cultivated Asiatic perennial poppy having stiff heavily haired leaves and bright scarlet or pink to orange flowers
corn poppy, field poppy, Flanders poppy, Papaver rhoeas - annual European poppy common in grain fields and often cultivated
opium poppy, Papaver somniferum - southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
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Another garden winner for adding a splash of colour is 'Red Sails', a surprisingly warm plant for a biennial Icelandic poppy.