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Opium Poppy

Scientific Name
Papaver somniferum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Papaverales: Papaveraceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
Source
Clare McLellan Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Seed(s)

Description

Seed Colour: Reddish, Purple

Seed Length: 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Alveolate, Reticulate, Tuberculate

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped)

Glaucous or subglaucous annual to 1 m or more high.

Basal leaves to 12 cm long, slightly lobed, cordate, glaucous or sub-glaucous.

Peduncle hairy or sparsely hairy. Petals 4–8 cm long, pink with a purple spot at the base.

Capsule 15–50 mm diam., dehiscing by pores or indehiscent, with 7–9 stigmatic rays.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust PlantNET - FloraOnline
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
24/04/2012 03:54 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 10:53 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum ) Updated on 1/21/2013 10:53:36 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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