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Papaver somniferum - self seeded from somewhere


By Mrv

Papaver somniferum - self seeded from somewhere (Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy))

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Or Maybe a Gift from the Birds MrV ? :)

24 Jun, 2010


Quite possibly, Jacque. Although, on my way to a client this week, I saw a front garden with dozens of these exactly the same planted very neatly in formation. I think I may knock on their door and see what it was they had sown - I'd like to know if they were from a poppy head they had kept. A few more of these have popped up in our garden too.

26 Jun, 2010


I have some very similar poppy's growing wild outside my garden, My friend in Cambridge has them growing all over her village - so I threw down my seeds willie-nilly and hoped for the best and each year I have a fine display of mixed poppy's growing along the grass verge.Chung

14 Jul, 2010


Sounds perfect. I'm glade you mentioned the same growing all over Cambridge as I also keep seeing them around here too. I'm keeping one seed head back for next year ... I have a spot where they will come in very handy :)

15 Jul, 2010


Thank you Drc for identifying this poppy Papaver somniferum :)

16 Jul, 2010

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This photo is of "Opium Poppy" in Mrv's garden

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