Taxon  Report   6058    
Papaver somniferum  L.
Opium poppy
Papaver somniferum
© 2007 Pasi Rein
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Papaver somniferum
© 2011 Louis-M. Landry
Papaver somniferum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Papaver somniferum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Papaver somniferum
© 2011 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Papaver
Communities: escaped cultivar


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Papaver somniferum var. setigerum
More information about  Papaver somniferum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).