http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Papaver 23 June 2009 Papaver somniferum
This is the opium poppy (one type) , and the first bloom of the season. Notice the sort or lettuce like vegetation. This is distinct from the Shirley poppies which have a thinner appearing vegetation. I grow...
Calgary man gets a year for growing opium poppies
Gurdev Samra’s garden of opium poppies once offered him a euphoric cup of tea, but on Monday it made him the first man in Canada to be convicted of growing the illicit plant.
Samra, 63, was handed a one year...
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?SLWFN 27 June 2008 Papaver somniferum
First bloom for 2008. The poppies hide the tulip bed until the vegetation is finished. These poppies self-seeded from 2007. All Papaver somniferum poppies have the same vegetation. These are the poppies...