Plant ID forum: Help Id this poppy

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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Jul 7, 2017 2:24 PM CST
I received these seeds in a swap labeled pink poppies. I started them in paper towels back in March and finally when it was big enough planted it outside in May. Out of 25 seeds 1 sprouted so I really babied it.

I've only grown California poppies and a very long time ago Oriental Poppies. Both which formed clumps of leaves and had flowers rising on naked stems.

As you can see this poppy has leaves along the stem and is about 3' high with droopy flowers
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I'm wondering if this is the way its suppose to grow and is it a perennial or annual? And what kind is it?


Meri
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 7, 2017 2:32 PM CST
Papaver somniferum - Bread seed poppy or Opium poppy or beautiful garden addition (depending upon your tastes). They are annuals.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2017 3:15 PM CST
Yes, a pretty Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Jul 7, 2017 7:32 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Will it reseed? I thought they were spring bloomers. Thanks again!
Meri
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 7, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Apparently some do but I have never gotten them to reseed. Maybe save some seed and try it. I always suspect the doves eat the seed and are now flying around "under the influence". Smiling

I usually get my seed by buying a jar of bread poppy seeds at the grocery and tossing them out in the yard in early spring. The flowers are single and mostly pink but still pretty.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Jul 7, 2017 8:25 PM CST
They are pretty. I'll have to save a seed pod
Meri
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 7, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Isn't it odd that it is illegal to grow marijuana but not opiym?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 7, 2017 11:17 PM CST
Its illegal to grow Marijuana??

In Nevada, it is legal to buy from the MaryJane store but illegal to grow your own. That's because 'they' can't figure out how to tax your produce. Rolling on the floor laughing

The taxes (at least here) add up to 18% of the purchase price. An ounce goes for $100 to $350. I have heard that the $100 stuff is BAD, but, someone buys it. Look how popular Two Buck Chuck was.

No, I don't... Smiling
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