July 2, 2010
Got a special plant in my garden. It's one of the Papaver or Poppy family. Not to worry, it's not the one opium is made off although I do think small amounts of morphine and codeine can be found in the plant. The opium producing kind (you often see in Afghanistan) has white flowers. Think the plant above is often cultivated for the seeds which is sometimes put on bread. Funny thing is; if you were to consume a lot of those seeds, you will be positive on a drug test so some caution is in order I think. The plant simply grows in my neighborhood and can often be found in tiny areas between houses and street tiles. I like the flowers, it produces those end on end although a single flower blooms for a day or two.