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|Family: Papaveraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Papaver||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Papaver somniferum L.
Habit: Plant 60--120 cm, glaucous, hairs 0 or sparse. Leaf: 10--20 cm; cauline bases clasping stem. Flower: petals 4--6 cm, white to red or purple, generally with dark spots at base; filaments generally white, anthers yellow. Fruit: 3--5 cm, round.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, fallow fields; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: United States; native to Eurasia. Toxicity: TOXIC, source of morphine, other alkaloids. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Cult.
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Papaver rhoeas
Next taxon: Platystemon
Citation for this treatment: Gary L. Hannan 2017. Papaver somniferum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36229, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.