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Opium Poppy - Papaver somniferum
Other Names:  Breadseed Poppy

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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