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Black Poppy
Family Papaveraceae
Name Papaver rhoeas
Common Names Poppy, Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy
Etymology
Papaver From Latin papaveris meaning poppy.
rhoeas From Greek rhoeas meaning red.

  See also:  Ornamentals

This poppy is one of some 100 species of poppies. Unlike the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), this poppy does not contain morphine or codeine.


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