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Opium poppyPapaver somniferumflowering plant of the family Papaveraceaenative to Turkey.
Opiummorphinecodeineand heroin are all derived from the milky latex found in its unripe seed capsule. It is also grown for its tiny nonnarcotic ripe seedswhich are kidney-shaped and grayish blue to dark blue; the seeds are used in bakery products and for seasoning, oil, and birdseed see poppy seed.
The opium poppy is an annual plant and can reach about 1—5 metres 3—16 feet tall. It has lobed or toothed silver-green foliage and bears blue-purple or white flowers some 13 cm 5 inches wide. Red-flowered and double and semidouble strains have been developed as garden ornamentals. The seeds are borne in a spherical capsule topped by a disk formed by the stigmas of the flower; the seeds escape from pores beneath the disk when the capsule is shaken by the wind. Opium poppy. Additional Info.
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Full Article. Collecting resin from opium poppies in a field in Afghanistan, Opium poppy Papaver somniferum with left mature fruit and seed and right detail of flower.
Edible poppy seeds from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. The opium poppy is another example of a plant domesticated solely for a narcotic. Beverage plants of many kinds were discovered and cultivated, including tea, coffee, and cola. Only when humans reached a sufficiently high level of culture did they begin to domesticate to fulfill aesthetic….
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