Plant ID forum: Help! What is this plant?

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Jun 14, 2017 12:24 AM CST
Hello everyone. I have these popping up all over the garden. Does anyone have any idea what they are??
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jun 14, 2017 3:03 AM CST
Those are opium poppies (Papaver somniferum). They are gorgeous. I love the glaucous leaves so much. I grow them every year.

They can be used as ornamentals, for drug manufacturing (illegal in a lot of places) and/or food.

They also have a lot of other names, including breadseed poppy, peony poppy, and others depending on where they are grown.

You will have flowers within 2 weeks.

P.S. Welcome to the forum and please fill out your profile. It is important for gardening purposes to know (roughly) where everybody is.
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Name: stone
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Jun 14, 2017 7:27 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:(Papaver somniferum).
You will have flowers within 2 weeks.

I don't know about the 2 weeks part... But agree that you have poppies....
You are clearly well to the north of me.... Mine are long gone.

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I had pretty colours.... For a month...

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The goldfinches show up in large numbers every year at poppy seed time.... Eat the seeds and leave.

Jan 9, 2018 3:21 PM CST
I would like to ether trade some sees or a seed pod or i could pay a little let me know if you are interested (admin removed email and Ph #) thank you

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