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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:

Privat garden


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20 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 7 years ago

Thanks @Leuba

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

stunning colours !

yulia8473
yulia8473 7 years ago

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sttweets
sttweets 7 years ago

Thanks @Megan

Megs18
Megs18 7 years ago

What fantastic photos, just beautiful!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

Thanks @Dangermouse

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

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

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

Thanks!

OemphaLoempha
OemphaLoempha 8 years ago

Lovely!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

@Greeneda Thanks!

sttweets
sttweets 8 years ago

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

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

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

sttweets
sttweets 8 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 8 years ago

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

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

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

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Very nice pictures.

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Deurne, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Lat: 51.46, Long: 5.81

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

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