Opium Poppy - Papaver somniferum
Annual with glabrous and glaucous foliage. Stems to 1 m, usually unbranched. Leaves lanceolate, to 30 cm long. Flowers white to purple; petals to 6 cm long with a dark, basal spot. Capsules globose, glabrous, 2–5 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Flathead County. Introduced throughout U.S. and southern Canada; native to Eurasia. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.