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Opium Poppy

Papaver somniferum L.

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Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) is a species of annual herb in the family Papaveraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to South Africa. They have simple, broad leaves and capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Honey bee, Bombus terrestris canariensis, and Megachile leaf-cutter bee. Individuals can grow to 0.66 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of opium poppy. View this species on GBIF