29 June 2019 Papaver somniferum

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A few poppy seeds were scattered on top of the asparagus bed.The first bloomed today. This is the opium poppy and the flowers are varied and many colored. It takes many to harvest any amount of opium sap and requires much labour. They are easily identified by the lettuce shaped vegetation as opposed to the stringy type of the Shirley poppies.

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