Papaver somniferum

Som navnet antyder blir den blant annet brukt til produksjon av opium, og inneholder flere viktige alkaloider som morfin, kodein og papaverin. Papaver somniferum , the opium poppy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae. Its native range is probably the eastern Mediterranean, but is now obscured by ancient . Buy from our poppy flower catalog.

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How to info about planting and growing. When scratche the pod produces a milkly latex called opium. This latex contains a variety of opiates including codeine and morphine.

It has a long history of use in Asia and Europe. The plant also produces several other benzylisoquinoline . Opium, morphine, codeine, and heroin are all derived from the milky latex found in its unripe seed capsule. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, self. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) .

Subkingdom, Tracheobionta – Vascular plants. It is in flower from Jul to August. Superdivision, Spermatophyta – Seed plants. Division, Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants.

Class, Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons. Family, Papaveraceae – Poppy family. However, these substances produce minimal to no psychoactive or analgesic . Chitty JA(1), Allen RS, Larkin PJ.

The gum that produces opium is found in the large bulbs. A North Carolina man was arrested last month when police discovered an acre of opium poppies . Opium poppy is native to southern Europe and northern Africa, and is the source of poppy seeds used in cooking, as well as a wide range of narcotics including opium, morphine and heroin. Click on a photo to see it bigger.

Common name, Opium poppy. The milky latex sap of opium poppies contains isoquinoline alkaloids. This class of alkaloid contains a double carbon ring with one nitrogen atom (N). Stem leafy, almost glabrous.

Petals usually re sometimes white, light or dark red.

Opium is made from the milky sap of the fruit capsules . This plant has poison characteristics. Illegal drug, household baking item, or common medicine? Image by Peter Bach Nicolaisen. Pain-killers derived from the opium poppy such as codeine and morphine . Find great deals on eBay for Papaver Somniferum in Annual Flower Seeds. Persian blue, persian white, hens and chicks, giganteum strain papaver somniferum Poppy seed available now.

It has been cultivated for centuries as the source of opium (and its modern derivatives heroin, morphine, and codeine), and also for edible seeds and oil.