The Q&A Archives: Papaver Somniferum

Question: I was just wondering what the normal name for the poppy called papaver somniferum. Thank you.

Answer: Papaver somniferum is commonly called 'Hens & Chickens'. The plants produce big seed heads with clusters of mini-heads, which look a bit like hens and chicks.

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