Red Poppy (Explored)

The red poppy is most famous as the flower in the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" and is a native of Europe - today it grows the world over.

 

It's sometimes is so abundant in agricultural fields that it may be mistaken for a crop. The ONLY species of Papaveraceae grown as a field crop on a large scale is Papaver somniferum the opium poppy.

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Taken on July 14, 2010