The prickly poppy (Argemone grandiflora) is a fine Mexican perennial with large white flowers.
The poppy grown in India is usually the white-flowered variety, but in the Himalayas a red-flowered poppy with dark seeds is cultivated.
The poppy is cultivated wherever it will grow, the crop being far more profitable than that of any other product.
The poppy was formerly extensively cultivated, but after the anti-opium edict of 1906 vigorous measures were taken to stamp out the cultivation of the plant.
The cyclamen poppy (Eomecon chionantha) is a pretty Chinese perennial, having roundish slightly lobed leaves and pure white flowers about 2 in.
The Iceland poppy (P. undicaule), is one of the showiest species, having grey-green pinnate leaves and flowers varying in colour from pure white to deep orange-yellow, orange-scarlet, &c. Specially fine varieties with stalks 18-24 in.
POPPY, in botany, a genus of plants known botanically as pa paver, the type of the family or natural order Papaveraceae.
Four varieties of poppy are distinguished - two with white flowers, large oval capsules without holes under their " combs " (stigmas) and bearing respectively yellow and white seed, and the other two having red or purple flowers and seeds of the same colour, one bearing small capsules, perforated at the top, and the other larger oval capsules not perforated.
Opium is obtained from the latex of the opium poppy (Pa paver somniferum), which contains the alkaloid morphine.
The Welsh poppy belongs to an allied genus, Meconopsis; it is a perennial herb with a yellow juice and pale yellow poppy-like flowers.
The Californian poppy (Platystemon californicus) is a pretty annual about a foot high, having yellow flowers with 3 sepals and 6 petals; and the white bush poppy (Romneya Coulteri) is a very attractive perennial and semishrubby plant 2-8 ft.
Throughout British territory the growth of the poppy is almost universally prohibited, except in a certain tract of Bengal and the United Provinces, where it is grown with the help of advances from government and under strict supervision.
The poppy cultivated in Asia Minor is the variety glabrum, distinguished by the sub-globular shape of the capsule and by the stigmata or rays at the top of the fruit being ten or twelve in number.
It has a soft paste with irregular layers of light and dark colour and is covered with unusually green poppy leaves.
The Oriental poppy (P. orientale) and its several varieties are fine garden plants, having huge bright crimson flowers with black blotches at the base.
Some kinds are made close and dense in texture, for carrying such seed as poppy or rape and sugar; others less close are used for rice, pulses, and seeds of like size, and coarser and opener kinds again are woven for the outer cover of packages and for the sails of country boats.
To the same family belongs the horned poppy, Glaucium luteum, found in sandy sea-shores and characterized by the waxy bloom of its leaves and large gcilden-yellow short-stalked flowers.
The land intended for poppy culture is usually selected near villages, in order that it may be more easily manured and irrigated.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
The cultivation of opium is a government monopoly, and no person is allowed to grow the poppy except on account of government.
Annual engagements are entered into by the cultivators, under a system of pecuniary advances, to sow a certain quantity of land with poppy, and the whole produce in the form of opium is delivered to government at a fixed rate.
The varieties of poppy grown, the mode of cultivation adopted and the character of the opium produced differ so greatly that it will be convenient to consider the opiums of each country separately.
Linseed is subject to extensive and detrimental adulterations, resulting not only from careless harvesting and cleaning, whereby seeds of the flax dodder, and other weeds and grasses are mixed with it, but also from the direct admixture of cheaper and inferior oil-seeds, such as wild rape, mustard, sesame, poppy, &c., the latter adulterations being known in trade under the generic name of " buffum."
The cakes are liable to become mildewed, and require constant turning and occasional rubbing in dry " poppy trash " to remove the mildew, and strengthening in weak places with fresh poppy leaves.
He is represented in works of art in the form of a serpent, or of a young man with a cornucopia and a bowl in one hand, and a poppy and ears of corn in the other.
Advances of money are often made by the government to enable the ryots to grow the poppy.
They also contain sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and poppy seeds.
His grave bears poppy wreaths placed there by the British Legion.
The giant variety of poppy yielded most morphia.
The cultivation of the poppy is also carried on in Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nepal and the Shan states of Burma, but the areas and production are not known.
The poppy blossoms about the middle of February, and the petals when about to fall are collected for the purpose of making " leaves " for the spherical coverings of the balls of opium.
By October the cakes are dry and fairly solid, and are then packed in chests, which are divided into two tiers of twenty square compartments for the reception of as many cakes, which are steadied by a packing of loose poppy trash.'
The Turkish government encourage the development of the industry by remitting the tithes on opium and poppy-seed for one year on lands sown for the first time, and by distributing printed instructions for cultivating the poppy and preparing the opium.
The attributes of Demeter are chiefly connected with her character as goddess of agriculture and vegetation - ears of corn, the poppy, the mystic basket (calathus) filled with flowers, corn and fruit of all kinds, the pomegranate being especially common.
The cultivation of poppy for opium greatly increased after 1880, and it was estimated in 1900 that the annual produce of opium amounted to over 1000 tons, of which about two-fifths was consumed and smoked in the country.
The ovary has many cavities with a large number of ovules attached to its walls, and is surmounted by a flat stigma of many radiating rows as in a poppy.
The Chinese government regarding the use of opium as one of the most acute moral and economic questions which.as a nation they have to face, representing an annual loss to the country of 856,250,000 taels, decided in 1906 to put an end to the use of the drug within ten years, and issued an edict on the 10th of September 1906, forbidding the consumption of opium and the cultivation of the poppy.
They are then rolled in broken leaves and stalks of the poppy and left, with occasional turning, for a week or so, when they become hard enough to bear packing.
In October and November they are weighed and sent to market, packed in chests containing as nearly as possible i picul = 133 31b, the petals and leaves of the poppy being used as packing materials.
The variety of poppy grown in Persia appears to be P. somniferum, var.
The juice yields about one-fourth of its weight of opium, and the percentage of morphia varies according to the variety of poppy used, the purple one giving the best results.
Newly-manured soil was found to act prejudicially on the poppy.
p. 633.) To her oriental attributes the following may be added: the sparrow and hare (productivity), the wry-neck (as a love-charm, of which Aphrodite was considered the inventor), the swan and dolphin (as a marine divinity), the tortoise (explained by Plutarch as a symbol of domesticity, but connected by Gruppe with the marine deity), the rose, the poppy, and the lime tree.
His most common form is that of a vigorous young man, with wings on his forehead; his attributes a stalk of poppy, and a horn from which he drops slumber upon those whom he puts to rest.
26, o), which is the lower portion enclosing the ovules destined to become seeds, and the stigma (g), a portion of loose cellular tissue, the receptive surface on which the pollen is deposited, which is either sessile on the apex of the ovary, as in the poppy, or is separated from it by a prolonged portion called the style (s) .
calyx of some species of clematis and of some herbaceous plants, or rolled up at the edges (involute or revolute), or folded transversely, becoming crumpled or corrugated, as in the poppy.
- Caducous calyx (c) of Poppy.
55) and the poppy, and the petals are then sessile.
They are red in the peach, dark purple in the poppy and tulip, orange in Eschscholtzia, &c. The colour and appearance of the anthers often change after they have discharged their functions.
It consists essentially of two parts, a basal portion forming a chamber, the ovary, containing the ovules attached to a part called the placenta, and an upper receptive portion, the stigma, which is either seated on the ovary (sessile), as in the tulip and poppy, or is elevated on a stalk called the style, interposed between the ovary and stigma.
The stigma alternates with the dissepiments of a syncarpous pistil, or, in other words, corresponds with the back of the loculaments; but in some cases it would appear that half the stigma of one carpel unites with half that of the contiguous carpel, and thus the stigma is opposite the dissepiments, that is, alternates with the loculaments, as in the poppy.
- Capsuleof Poppy, opening by pores (p), under the radiating peltate stigma (s).
The chief agricultural products are grain, rice, beans, cotton, opium and poppy seed, sesame, fennel, red pepper, and much of the finest tobacco grown in Europe; there is also some trade in timber, livestock, skins, furs, wool and silk cocoons.
The olive press, which was also used in the vineyards for expressing the grape juice, found its way from the south of France to the north, and was employed there for expressing poppy seed and rape seed.
During July and early August it is also awash with a multitude of Himalayan flowers, including the rare blue poppy.
By the Carlinside Frisky (Jim Currie & familys ' sire) the cow was off an Excellent very high butterfat 10,000kg Poppy cow.
I live in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire with my husband, Terry, and my small ginger cat, Poppy.
The combination of blue catmint and the pastel pink poppy ' Karine ' is already a classic one.
chemotherapy drug is mixed with a dye made from poppy seed oil.
cultivation of the opium poppy in southern Kazakhstan.
The incentives offered to move out of poppy cultivation simply aren't enough.
edelweiss Leontopodium jacotianum and Himalayan blue poppy Meconopsis horridula.
Both teams wore shirts specially embroidered for the day with The Royal British Legion's famous symbol, the poppy.
For our 7th issue, Black Poppy wanted to pick his brains about his experience of having endocarditis.
They were playing a sort of poppy, even ' baggy ' (god forbid!
The salmon pink oriental poppy has a lovely dark center, which is mirrored by the black leaved geranium.
Who it sounds like Cool Hand Luke are slightly grungy and heavy, slightly poppy and slightly experimental.
This year's poppy harvest will be the highest ever and the price of heroin on our streets is the lowest ever.
illiterate poppy farmers in the mountains of Afghanistan less reliant on the worldwide heroin trade than the BBC is reliant on Teletubbies.
illustrator best known for her charming characters Poppy and Max.
Soulful with jazz inflections, mature definitely not poppy or watered down.
long-headed poppy has a similar distribution to the common poppy but extends further north and is more frequent in Wales.
opium poppy was grown on 80,000 hectares of arable land - an eight per cent increase on 2002.
opium poppy cultivation in the Golden Triangle: Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand (UNODC, October 2006 ).
opium poppy production - which is the basis for heroin production - has risen dramatically.
opium poppy harvest has flourished, and finds its way to the streets of Britain.
opium poppy fields were resown.
The perennial Oriental poppy as well as the annual common poppy can turn any garden into a colorful display.
Thousands of poppy petals were scattered into a crater at the site.
Poppy seeds exude politesse when you appear in the middle of a fluffy pancake.
wearing a poppy is the only way we have of doing that.
Posted by Blue Witch on 12 November, 2004 at 12:57 PM I don't buy a poppy either.
poppy As a symbol of fantastic extravagance (scarlet ), consolation (red ).
In summer, it has pretty bright yellow flowers. £ 3.75 (Papaver orientalis) Oriental poppy A hardy perennial poppy.
Tommy Rossiter and Brian Williams were both victims of the ' tall poppy ' syndrome we have here in local politics.
Instead of a red poppy these have a small black piece of coal on them.
poppy cultivation simply aren't enough.
poppy wreaths placed there by the British Legion.
poppy eradication has not exactly been a great success.
poppy seeds or even a little grated orange rind?
poppy petals were scattered into a crater at the site.
I missed the title of the next song, a light and almost poppy song that went down well with the audience.
opium is the dried milk of the opium poppy.
poppy Company grew the poppies in Bengal, refining them there to suit Chinese tastes.
poppy planting is white throughout, with a scattering of scarlet poppies.
poppy welsh poppies are continuing to produce the odd flower per plant.
Rattle, rattle rattle, scattering scarlet poppy seeds.
The Poppy Appeal, feared by some to be declining in support, has in fact broken all records in the locality.
scattering scarlet poppy seeds.
Poppy was a little skittish at first but Ian's skill and ability with horses put Poppy at ease straight away.
Methadone is an opiate substitute and is synthesized from the raw materials found in the opium poppy.
We've got six brilliantly scarlet flowers on the poppy, each the size of a large teacup.
Poppy was put on a running tether to allow grazing on the narrow verge whilst I visited a feed store to buy some wormer.
Poppies, all preparations of, excepting red poppy petals and syrup of red poppies (Papaver Rhoeas).
83 5, Sir George Nares found that vegetation was fairly represented as regards quantity in the poppy, saxifrage and small tufts of grass.
The cultivated plants of the Indian region include wheat, barley, rice and maize; various millets, Sorghum, Penicillaria, Panicum and Eleusine; many pulses, peas and beans; mustard and rape; ginger and turmeric; pepper and capsicum; several Cucurbitaceae; tobacco, Sesamum, poppy, Crotolaria and Cannabis; cotton, indigo and sugar; coffee and tea; oranges, lemons of many sorts; pomegranate, mango, figs, peaches, vines and plantains.
In the north, where the lichen-covered or ice-shaven rocks do not protrude, the ground is covered with a carpet of mosses, creeping dwarf willows, crow berries and similar plants, while the flowers most common are the andromeda, the yellow poppy, pedicularis, pyrola, &c. besides the flowering mosses; but in South Greenland there is something in the shape of bush, the dwarf birches even rising a few feet in very sheltered places, the willows may grow higher than a man, and the vegetation is less arctic and more abundant.
To this list should also be added the common wild tulip, the Italian cyclamen, the common scarlet poppy, the fennel, wild carrot and many varieties of thistle, some of gorgeous colouring.
Among the land plants may be noted the blue anemone; the ranunculus along the road-sides, with a strong perfume of violets; the Malta heath, which flowers at all seasons; Cynomorium coccineum, the curious " Malta fungus," formerly so valued for medicinal purposes that a guard was set for its preservation under the rule of the Knights; the pheasant's-eye; three species of mallow and geranium; Oxalis cernua, a very troublesome imported weed; Lotus edulis; Scorpiurus subvillosa, wild and cultivated as forage; two species of the horseshoe-vetch; the opium poppy; the yellow and claret-coloured poppy; wild rose; Cartaegus azarolus, of which the fruit is delicious preserved; the ice-plant; squirting cucumber; many species of Umbelliferae; Labiatae, to which the spicy flavour of the honey (equal to that of Mt Hymettus) is ascribed; snapdragons; broom-rape; glass-wort; Salsola soda, which produces when burnt a considerable amount of alkali; there are fifteen species of orchids; the gladiolus and iris are also found; Urginia scilla, the medicinal squill, abounds with its large bulbous roots near the sea; seventeen species of sedges and seventy-seven grasses have been recorded.
But the great stretch of highly irrigated and valuable fruit-growing land, which appears to spread from the walls of Herat east and west as far as the eye can reach, and to sweep to the foot of the hills north and south with an endless array of vineyards and melon-beds, orchards and villages, varied with a brilliant patchwork of poppy growth brightening the width of green wheat-fields with splashes of scarlet and purple - all this is really comprised within a narrow area which does not extend beyond a ten-miles' radius from the city.
- These offer only pollen to their visitors, as species of anemone, poppy, rose, tulip, &c. They are simple in structure and regular in form, and the generally abundant pollen is usually freely exposed.
Hard by is the kitchen garden (o), the beds bearing the names of the vegetables growing in them, onions, garlic, celery, lettuces, poppy, carrots, cabbages, &c., eighteen in all.
The chief products are wheat, millets, pulses of various kinds, maize, rice, linseed and other oil-seeds; poppy, yielding the Malwa opium; sugar-cane, cotton, tobacco, indigo, garlic, turmeric and ginger.
There are various herbaceous plants which may be similarly treated, such as sea-kale and horseradish, and, among ornamental plants, the beautiful autumn-blooming Anemone japonica, Bocconia cordata, Dictamnus Fraxinella - the burning bush; the sea hollies (Eryngium), the globe thistle (Echinops ritro), the Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale), the sea lavender (Statice latifolia), Senecio pulcher, &c. The sea-kale and horseradish require to be treated in the open garden, where the cut portions should be planted in lines in wellworked soil; but the roots of the others should be planted in pots and kept in a close frame with a little warmth till the young shoots have started.
Charming members of the poppy family, of which M.
coronaria, the poppy anemone, are useful for the front, or in nooks in the rockery; while the common hepatica (A.
The Welsh poppy, M.
Five species are British; P. Rhoeas is the common scarlet poppy found in cornfields and waste places.
P. somniferum, the opium poppy, with large white or blue-purple flowers, is widely cultivated (see Opium).
The plume poppy (Bocconia cordate and B.
The tree poppy (Dendromecon rigidum) is a Californian shrub about 3 ft.
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The pulses mung, urd and moth are grown generally in the autumn alone, or in combination with millets; and gram, alone or in combination with wheat and barley, is an important spring crop. Sugar-cane, indigo, poppy and tobacco are locally important; and a little tea is grown in the submontane districts of Almora Garhwal and Dehra Dun.
from 6 r63, juice), a narcotic drug prepared from the juice of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, a plant probably indigenous in the south of Europe and western Asia, but now so widely cultivated that its original habitat is uncertain.
- Opium Poppy (Papaver being assigned to the somniferum).
weighing one seer or 22 & 1b, and wrapped in oiled paper, whilst Provision opium is made up into balls, protected by a leafy covering, made of poppy petals, opium and " pussewah," or liquid drainings of the crude opium; that of Patna is made to contain 75% of solid matter, and that of Ghazipore, which is known as Benares opium,.
Each ball consists of a little over 31 lb of fine opium, in addition to other poppy products.
The Excise opium not having a covering of poppy petals lacks the aroma of Provision opium.
The poppy is grown for opium in the Punjab to a limited extent, but it has been decided to entirely abolish the cultivation there within a short time.
- Opium Poppy Capsules, &c., a natural size.
Adulterations such as mud, sand, powdered charcoal, soot, cow-dung, powdered poppy petals and powdered seeds of various kinds are easily detected by breaking up the drug in cold water.
The workman sits on a wooden stand, with a brass cup before him, which he lines with the leaves of poppy petals before-mentioned until the thickness of half an inch is reached, a few being allowed to hang over the cup; the leaves are agglutinated by means of " lewa," a pasty fluid which consists of a mixture of inferior opium, 8% of " pussewah " and the " dhoe " or washings of the vessels that have contained opium, and the whole is made of such consistence that 100 grains evaporated to dryness over a water-bath leave 53 grains of solid residue.
The ball, which resembles a Dutch cheese in size and shape, is now rolled in " poppy trash " made from the coarselypowdered leaves, capsules and stalks of the poppy plant, and is placed in an earthen cup of the same size as the brass one; the cups are then placed in dishes and the opium exposed to the sun to dry for three days, being constantly turned and examined.
The stigma presents various forms. It may be globular, as in Mirabilis Jalapa; orbicular, as in Arbutus Andrachne; umbrella-like, as in Sarracenia, where, however, the proper stigmatic surface is beneath the angles of the large expansion of the apex of the style; ovoid, as in fuchsia; hemispherical; polyhedral; radiating, as in the poppy (fig.
Poppy was a little skittish at first but Ian 's skill and ability with horses put Poppy at ease straight away.
We 've got six brilliantly scarlet flowers on the poppy, each the size of a large teacup.
Poppy fields provide the inspiration for accents of bright red and pink.
One such popular choice is a dramatic stylized Red Poppy.
This fabric is a single red poppy on a crisp white background.
If you need a strong accent color, the choose one of the many Tuscan reds from a brilliant red poppy to deep red or purple grape colors.
Poppy patterns or roses, are great complementary designs to a hip modern room design.
You can't be shy with colors like Lemon Zest, Poppy Glow, Strawberry Freeze and Sugar Plum.
Poppy seeds, rice, lentils and oily nuts can all be ground in a wheat grinder.
For a spring wedding, lemon or lemon poppy seed cake with a lemon mouse filling can be a light and lovely alternative to white cake.
Mix poppy seeds into a lemon cake batter to add a slight texture contrast and variation of flavor.
Heroin, which comes from an opium gum from the poppy plant, was originally developed as a "safe" alternative to morphine.
A "slash-and-burn" technique is used to clear fields where poppy seeds are spread.
Even if you weren't into the poppy music of the 1980s, you can't help but remember El DeBarge.
Bullock is an animal lover and has two pet dogs, Poppy and Ruby.
Cyclamen Poppy (Eomecon) - E. chionanthus is a hardy perennial Poppywort.
Annual flowers raised from the scarlet Poppy of our fields, in varied colors; single and double forms, some self-colored, and others variegated or fringed.
A well-known strain is that of the "Shirley Poppy," now much varied as to color, the latest gains being pretty salmon tints.
Fumitory (Corydalis) - A numerous family, of the Poppy order, not many important for the garden.
Plants of the Poppy family, usually biennials.
Indian Poppy (Meconopsis) - Handsome Poppyworts, the most familiar of which is the common Welsh Poppy (M. cambrica); the other kinds are natives of the Himalayas, hardy, but only of biennial duration.
Meconopsis Cambrica - For the wild garden or wilderness the Welsh Poppy is one of the best plants.
Named Hybrids Pilosum - A perennial Poppy from the mountains of Greece, with tall much-branched stems and hoary leaves.
Named Hybrids Rupifragum - Little hairy plants like a perennial Shirley Poppy, of delicate appearance, 1 to 2 feet high, with a neat habit, and useful for cutting.
A brilliant annual, about 2 feet high, like the common field Poppy, but of a darker red, and with a jet black blotch at the base of each petal conspicuous both inside and out, making masses of this plant showy in early summer.
Plume Poppy (Bocconia) - B. cordata is a handsome and vigorous perennial of the Poppy order, growing in erect tufts 5 to over 8 feet high, with numerous flowers in very large panicles.
The flowers are a bright purple-red, as large and somewhat resembling those of our common field Poppy.
Prickly Poppy (Argemone) - Handsome Poppy-like plants, said to be perennial, but perishing on moist soils after the first year.
Shrubby Poppy (Dendromecon Rigidum) - A handsome half-shrubby Poppy bearing yellow flowers and glaucous grey leaves; a little tender, and one that requires a warm wall and some protection in winter.
White Bush Poppy (Romneya) - The fairest plant that ever came to our land from that country of flowers, California.
Matilifa Poppy (Romneya Coulteri) - A tall perennial, with, when well grown, beautiful close leaves and an immense white fringe of flowers.
California poppy is a common ingredient in herbal sleep formulas since it helps promote sleep and eases anxiety.
California poppy is also available as a liquid extract for mixing in tea.
California Poppy: Also known as, Eschscholtzia Californica, Californian poppy is a good choice for inducing sleep.
Ancient Sumerian and Egyptian medical texts dated as early as 4000 B.C. mention the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) as the source of a milky fluid (opium latex) that could be given to relieve coughs and insomnia as well as ease pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine recommended the opium poppy, known to Chinese physicians as ying su ke, for the treatment of asthma, severe diarrhea, and dysentery as well as chronic pain and insomnia.
Morphine-The principal alkaloid derived from the opium poppy for use as a pain reliever and sedative.
Opium latex-The milky juice or sap of the opium poppy, used to produce morphine.
In 1915, the tradition of wearing a red poppy, which signified the blood shed by soldiers during battle, on Memorial Day began, inspired by the poem In Flanders Field.
The Poppy collection offers fun, funky prints that are perfect for 20-somethings.
The Softy Poppy Tote by Marc Jacobs is a beautiful bag made of soft grained leather.
One wristlet you will want to check out is the Poppy Sparkle Large Leather Wristlet.
While colors and purse style may change a bit from season to season, the look won't become as dated as some of the options in the Poppy line or other, trendier lines that tend to have looks that come and go with current fashion trends.
Other designs, such as the poppy line of bags, are smaller cross body bags with bright colors and funky fabrics.
Poppy Groovy bags are medium-sized crossbody bags with a slouchy, curvy shapes.
Other additives: Different recipes will call for different extras, but there are all sorts of additions that can be used in soap, from oatmeal to sea salt, pumice to poppy seeds.
Designs include "Argenteuil", "Cliffs", "Giverny", "Haystack on Snow", "Japanese Bridge", "Monet's Garden", Poppy Field", "Pourville", and "Water Lilies".
Punky, poppy, and fun, these California girls will sometimes remind your of The Breeders and sometimes remind you of Bikini Kill.
It is punky and poppy, folky and thoughtful, and at times funny and full of passion that is clearly driven by something that does not quite feel like sadness and that is not quite hardcore enough to be called rage.
Maurice Starr was the man who had put together early to mid-1980s group New Edition, who became sensations for R&B twinged, poppy numbers.
In the UK, Depeche Mode was considered to be poppy New Wave all the way.
It is not made into balls but into rectangular or rounded masses, and is not cased in poppy petals.
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