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By Gareth1

Cardiff, Wales Wal

Is the papaver nudicaule poppy an opiate poppy



No, its common name is the Icelandic poppy and is, by the way, poisonous.

24 May, 2011


And the Opium poppy does not develop its narcotic properties in Britain. It is not hot enough for that to happen.

24 May, 2011


Good point Owdb. Though when he was a wee lad I did demonstrate to our son how they collect the 'milk' (no idea what the proper term is!) from the seed pod of one of our oriental poppies... I also explained in the UK there was no narcotic present. Can't imagine now why I was showing him this but I spent a lot of time explaining the natural world to him.

24 May, 2011

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