is the large pink or mauve poppy that has just finished flowering.
He identified the poppies as the papaver somniferum
variety, which are restricted in some countries due to their links to the narcotics trade.
Mr Fothergills' Frosted Salmon is a form of Papaver somniferum
with double and very shaggy flowers in a rich salmon with a white frosting.
Rich, deep burgundy, soft pinks and pale lilacs make up the colour scheme, and plants which add a romantic veil during the summer months include roses and poppies (Papaver somniferum
'Double Black' and P.
THE opium poppy Papaver somniferum
is a really good mixer and will self-seed everywhere.
Whether you are after field or Shirley poppies (Papaver rhoeas), opium poppies (Papaver somniferum
) or the sturdier Californian poppies (Eschscholzia), they can all be raised from seed sown now.
The Flower of Forgetfulness, it is the plant that is grown in some countries to make opium; it's botanical name, Papaver somniferum
, alludes to it as a bringer of sleep.
Other hardy garden species include the Iceland poppy, Papaver croceum, 30cm (12in) biennials with flowers of yellow, orange or white; and Papaver somniferum
, the opium poppy, a 1.2m (4ft) annual with flowers of pink, purple, red and white.
The sample includes crops grown as annuals (Cannabis sativa, Papaver somniferum
, Nicotiana tabacum--although Nicotiana is sometimes perennial) and shrubs (Catha edulis, Ephedra spp., Erythroxylum spp, Coffea spp., Camellia sinensis, Cola spp., and Ilex paraguariensis).
Poppy seeds come from the papaver somniferum
flowering plant, which is also known as the opium poppy.
The inspissated juice of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum
, is used to make morphine and codeine; both are powerful painkillers.