PoppyOpium Poppy Flower

Poppies are annual, biennial or short lived perennial flowering herbaceous plants. Poppies can grow over 4 to 6 ft tall and have flowers up to 6 in. across.The flowers are normal either 4 or 6 petals with a conspicuous whorl in the center of the flower formed by may stamens. The showy petals can be of almost any color and can have marking or not. When the poppy bud begins opening the petal begin to lay flat till they drop offs are crumpled and as the poppy bud transforms into a flower the petals. Poppies reach full bloom in late spring/early summer and when injured most will secrete Latex.


Poppy-CaliforniaCalifornia Poppy

N. oleander is either native or naturalized to a broad area from Mauritania, Morocco, and Portugal eastward through the Mediterranean region and the Sahara (where it is only found sporadically), to the Arabian peninsula, southern Asia, and as far East as Yunnan in southern parts of China. It typically occurs around dry stream beds. Nerium oleander is planted in many subtropical and tropical areas of the world. On the East Coast of the US, it can be planted as far north as Virginia Beach, Virginia, while in California and Texas it is naturalized as a median strip planting.

Conditions of Poisoning:

Toxic Principle:
Opiates such as Morphine and codeine, all are Toxic except California poppies

Clinical Symptoms:
Oral irritation and burning, excessive salivation, vomiting, difficulty swallowing


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