Papaver Somniferum (Opium)

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Papaver Somniferum (Opium) An annual herb, with an erect, round, green, smooth stem, from two to four feet high.  Leaves large, oblong, green; margins wavy, incised, and toothed; teeth sometimes tipped with a rigid hair.  Flowers large, calyx smooth, and the fruit a large, smooth, globose capsule.  There are two varieties, the black and white.


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