Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Papaveraceae: Poppy

Leaves alternate, without stipules, lobed or cut. Milky or colored acrid juice. Flowers regular and large and terminal with a leaf or bract below with 4 or a multiple of 4 petals and 2 sepals.
Flora of North America: Discussion, key to genera (opens new window)
Flower Formula:  Sepals 2-3; Petals 4-12 Glossary

Genus 
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Argemone
argemony, prickly poppy
1 Photo of Argemone Petals 4. Leaves spiny. Images   Information
Chelidonium
celandine
1 Photo of Chelidonium Petals 4. Leaves not spiny. Flowers yellow. Images   Information
Eschscholzia
California poppy
1 Photo of Eschscholzia Flowers orange. Images   Information
Papaver
poppy
3 Photo of Papaver Petals 4. Leaves not spiny. Flowers reddish or white. Images   Information
Sanguinaria
bloodroot
1 Photo of Sanguinaria Petals 8 or more, flowers solitary. Images   Information


         
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