- Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after Latin pappa ("milk"), because it has latex which resembles milk. (Wiktionary)
“Matlock calls Papaver rupifragrum a "landscape poppy" because it tolerates shade and doesn't go dormant in summer like most poppies.”
“California poppies and Shirley poppies are also known as Papaver rhoeas.”
“(that is, flowers with multiple petals) described as Papaver paeoniflorum in the catalogue of Thompson & Morgan, the British seed merchants.”
“Unlike traditional poppies (Papaver), this roadside wildflower/weed blooms throughout the summer.”
“Southern areas include such herbs as the Arctic poppies (Papaver spp.), wood rush (Luzula spp.), wire rush (Juncus arcticus), and moss.”
“No doubt some of them were Papaver somniferum , opium poppy.”
“The poppy of wartime remembrance is the red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, a common weed of”
“The poppy of wartime remembrance is the red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, a common weed of Europe.”
“The relevance of the shots of oriental poppies, Papaver orientale in this story is to remind us that the pairing of the poppy with the alliums would have been sublime.”
“The annual poppies, Papaver somniferum are just beginning to open.”
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