What kind of poppy is Papaver somniferum?

Answer Papaver somniferum is known as the opium poppy. The superficial characteristics of the plant generally resemble other poppy species, although the color is predominantly purple, mauve or lilac. Peop... Read More »

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Is papaver somniferum used in food?

Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy) seeds are the only edible part of this plant, which also produces narcotic substances. Opium poppy seeds and the oil expressed from the seeds enhance the flavor of ... Read More »

Papaver Somniferum Types?

Papaver somniferum, or opium poppy plant, is the plant from which the painkillers morphine and codeine are derived, as well as opium and heroin. Its seeds are commonly used in cooking when baking ... Read More »

How long does it take a Papaver somniferum to mature?

Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) seeds planted in early spring or late fall reach maturity in June or July. After germination, poppies bloom in April and May. Once flowers fade away, the seed capsu... Read More »

How long do papaver somniferum seeds last?

Papaver somniferum (poppy) seeds are stored within the globe-shaped seed head that remains once the petals fade. To harvest, pods are dried and cracked, releasing seeds. Clean, dried poppy seeds, s... Read More »