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Opium Poppy - Papaver somniferum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
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).

Range Comments
Flathead County. Introduced throughout U.S. and southern Canada; native to Eurasia. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat

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Opium Poppy — Papaver somniferum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from