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Red Oriental Poppy ( Papavar Orientale)- Explored

Poppies have been immortalized in art and in poetry. There is much symbolism and legend attached to the beautiful flower. The characters of the Wizard of Oz where put to sleep by the power of the poppy, and the flower has been worn to honor those that died in wars. The oriental poppy is a flower has been grown in gardens for centuries.

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Taken on January 21, 2012