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Papaver

Papaver bracteatum

Description:

Papaver bracteatum, also known as the Iranian poppy, is a sturdy perennial poppy with large deep red flowers up to 8 inches (20 cm) across on stiff stalks up to 4 feet (1.22 metres) high with a prominent black spot near the base of the petals. It is related to the commonly cultivated oriental poppy, Papaver orientale.

Habitat:

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18 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Thanks @Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

stunning colours !

yulia8473
yulia8473 9 years ago

please join my mission Purples of Nature
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sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Thanks @Megan

Megs18
Megs18 9 years ago

What fantastic photos, just beautiful!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks @Dangermouse

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

A beautiful set of photos, thanks for sharing them with us. :)

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks!

OemphaLoempha
OemphaLoempha 10 years ago

Lovely!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

I think opium is extracted from the Papaver somniferum, but yes, they look alike.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

This spotting remind me documentary on Opium fields in Afghanistan during Russian occupancy.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@Greeneda Thanks!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@Greeneda I like to tell stories with my pictures :-)

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Better late than never. Thanks. I think you're right on the species.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@dandoucette, It took a while to get back on this one. In the end I think it has to be Papaver Bracteatum

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@dandoucette, I'll try to find out and will let you know.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

any idea on the species? I love the purple cap to the seed pod!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Very nice pictures.

sttweets
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Deurne, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Spotted on May 8, 2011
Submitted on May 9, 2011

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