• Cute Littles - Poppy

    Cute Littles - Poppy

    Iranian Poppy -  Papaver bracteatum

    Iranian poppy are native to Iran commonly cultivate in Kashmir with large deep red flowers up to 20 cm across on stiff stalks up to 4 feet tall with a prominent black spot near the base of the petals. It is related to the commonly cultivated oriental poppy, Papaver orientale. Leaves are up to 40 cm long.Lower leaves are long-stalked, upper stalkless. Stigmatic disc is nearly flat to slightly convex, rays 11-16. Capsule is nearly spherical, 3-5-4 cm long. Papaver bracteatum does not contain morphine or codeine and no other narcotic alkaloids in significant amounts. 

    Common Poppy - Papaver rhoeas

    The common poppy is a familiar wild flower, which has long been a symbol of death and rebirth, and is worn in many countries on Remembrance Day in order to commemorate those who lost their lives during warfare. The vibrant blood red large solitary flowers, 5-10 cm across, are supported by hairy stalks; the rounded petals are broader than they are long, and often have a dark spot at the base. Poppy flowers are found wild in grain fields and along roadsides and highways. Pink or white flowers may also occur.

    Prain's White Poppy is an unusual species.The plant is very similar to Meconopsis prattii in general characteristics and proportions, but the flowers are consistently 4-petaled and these can be blue, pale yellow or white.

    Himalayan Yellow Poppy - Meconopsis paniculata


    Meconopsis paniculata,Yellow Poppy is a tall form of Himalayan Poppy with bright yellow flowers  Panicled Yellow Poppy is one of the several yellow poppies from the Himalayas which is a robust plant up to 2 m tall, a long cylindric cluster of large yellow flowers which droops downwards. It is a genus of annual, biennial and short lived perennial native to the Himalayas and also occurring in the northern temperate regions. It is mainly found in Sikkim and Nepal.

    Long Headed Poppy - Papaver dubium

    Papaver dubium is a annual growing flower to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
    flowering from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.

    Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils


    Himalayalan Woodland Poppy - Meconopsis villosa 

    A bright yellow poppy for a moist shady place in the garden.  Plants form a rosette of leaves and many stems of flowers in early summer, in June and July, growing to a height of 50-60cm.  They look best grown in groups in a moist and part-shaded situation.  Also good in a shaded part of a rock garden.

    Common Blue Poppy - Meconopsis simplicifolia  


    Common blue poppies are Small blue flowers found in the Eastern Himalayas, from Nepal to Bhutan, SE Tibet, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, at altitudes of 3300-5300 m. Flowering: June-August. Flowers solitary on scape, up to 5 per rosette, occasionally more. Flower buds are broadly ovoid. Sepals are densely hairy.

    Large Mouth Poppy - Papaver macrostomum

    large mouth poppy Flowering April/may found in Armenia & S.W. Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, West Pakistan & N.W. Himalayas

    California Poppy -Eschscholzia californica 

    The state flower of California the most widespread species, extending from the Columbia River Valley in southwestern Washington south into the Baja peninsula and sporadically on to the Cape Region west to the Pacific Ocean and east to western Texas. The species is highly variable Flower color ranges from orange to various orange spots and shadings at the base of deep yellow or golden petals. In both subspecies, occasional individuals have white, cream, pink, or red flowers, or combinations of these.

    California Poppy
    California Poppy

    Dwarf California Poppy


     bright yellow flowers with 4 petals dwarf california poppy is also native to california

    Mexican Poppy - Argemone ochroleuca 

    Pale Mexican Poppy is a prickly herb growing upto35-40 cm tall. Young stem are whitish purple or violetish, fading with age. Prickles are 6-9 mm long, with broader base. Leaves are stalkless, stem-clasping, basal leaves forming a rosette, upper alternate, variegated with white, 10-30 cm long, 4-10 cm broad, multiply cut. What distinguished it from the more common Mexican Prickly Poppy is its white or creamish white flowers, becoming yellowish on fading, 2.5-3 cm across. Flowers have a dark red 3 to 6 lobed stigma. Flowering: March-May.

    Mexican Poppy

     Mexican Prickly Poppy



    Oriental Poppies

    Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy) are delicate blossoms frilly double flowers around 15cm (6in) across in loud colours many are vermilion red, and most have black bases to the petals.a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran.
    Oriental poppies throw up a mound of finely cut, hairy foliage in spring. After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, a property that allows their survival in the summer drought of Central Asia. Late-developing plants can be placed nearby to fill the developing gap. Fresh leaves appear with autumn rains.The Oriental Poppy generally has single flowers with black center, they come in early summer. Large, silky flowers feature black blotches at the base of each petal. Plants bloom profusely in May and June.Colors are white,orange,pink,purple etc

    Oriental White Poppy

     Oriental Poppy


    Oriental Poppy Dark Pink

     Oriental Poppy Red


     Oriental Poppy Lavender
     Oriental Poppy Pink

     Oriental Poppy Orange



    Opium Poppy

    Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. Opium is the source of many narcotics, including morphine (and its derivative heroin), thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates.
    The poppy is the only species of Papaveraceae that is an agricultural crop grown on a large scale. Other species.Petals are 4, white, pink, red, purple, or various, often with a dark basal blotch

    Hawaiin Poppy - Argemone Glauca


    Hawaiin Poppy,delicate brilliant white and yellow flowers combined with the attractive spiny bluish-green foliage.Yellow stamens (male flower parts) and purple stigma (female flower parts) combine to form the flowers center.Flowers are delicate and each only last a day but new flowers open daily during the blooming period. The flowers will wilt almost immediately after being picked.There is a bluish waxy cast (glaucous) to the plant, hence the species name glauca.

     Prickly Poppy - Papaver Argemone

    Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae commonly known as prickly poppies.There are about 32 species native to the Americas and Hawaii.Prickly Poppy is native to Europe and West Asia.and in Kashmir. Flowering time April May.


     Himalayan Blue Poppy

    Blue poppies are very rare flowers found in the Himalayas Burma Tibetand China.These are the National flower of Bhutan.Flowers are cupshaped with four petals.Leaves grow upto 12 inches.Blooms in spring


    Poppies, the name itself is cute as cuty as the little flowers.A Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum produces edible seeds, and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drugs. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, red poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Adding apage for the cute flowers.
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