Sunday, 5 November 2017


Poppies are one of the favourite wild Spring flowers and with their bright eye-catching colour they justify one their common names "blind-eyes"... There are many different kinds of poppies, here are four of them from our garden.

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme,
and also part of the Photo Sunday meme.
Papaver rhoeas (common names include common poppy, corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy or red poppy) is an annual herbaceous species of flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae

The Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland!).
The opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. Opium is the source of many narcotics, including morphine (and its derivative heroin), thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine

Papaver dubium is a species of poppy known by the common names Long-headed Poppy and Blindeyes. It is a very undemanding species which prefers sandy soils without lime.


  1. Sweet memories for me...
    Have a good new week

  2. I love poppies but there doesn't seem to be ask many about these days

    Thank you for linking up

  3. Love the rich red captured so beautifully #MySundayPhoto


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