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  Papaver somniferum

 

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Papaver somniferum is the botanical name of a 50 to 150 centimeter tall plant in the family Papaveraceae, from which opium and morphine are extracted.

 

Each plant normally yields 3 to 8 opium pods (fig.) and its flowers may vary in colour from white-pink to red-purple. See also List of Thai Botanical Names.

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  Papaver somniferum