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Corydalis nobilis
2014-10-29 10:55:24

Corydalis nobilis, also known as Siberian corydalis, is a perennial plant from the family Papaveraceae. It was introduced to Europe by Linnaeus, who had sent for Lamprocapnos spectabilis but received the seeds of C. nobilis instead. C. nobilis bears its flower on a stem that may grow as tall as 50 centimeters. The stem of the plant is grows upright with pinnate leaves along the entire stem....

Bocconia frutescens
2014-10-29 10:52:44

Bocconia frutescens is a flowering plant species. The plant may also be referred to as the Plume poppy, the Tree poppy, the Tree celandine, Parrotweed, Sea oxeye daisy or the John Crow bush. This species is a poppy plant and belongs to the Papaveraceae family. B. frutescens is native to America, Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The plant is abundant in Hawaii where it causes many...

Papaver somniferum
2014-10-29 10:49:39

Papaver somniferum is commonly known as the Opium poppy. This is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the only species of Papaveraceae that is grown on a large scale as an agricultural crop. P. somniferum has many subspecies and varieties. The colors of their flowers are widely varied. Other physical characteristics vary as well, such as the number and...

Papaver setigerum
2014-10-29 10:47:04

Papaver setigerum is commonly known as the Poppy of Troy or Dwarf Breadseed Poppy. It is an herbaceous annual plant from the Papaveraceae family. Annual plants survive for just one growing season. P. Setigerum reaches an average of 8 to 31 inches in height. The stem is erect and the upper leaves are simple and oblong. The lower leaves are deeply lobed and toothed. The flowers at the apex of...

Papaver glaucum
2014-10-27 10:40:36

Papaver glaucum, otherwise known as the Turkish tulip or Turkish red poppy, is a poppy plant that grows in the region of Anatolia. It is from the family Papaveraceae. P. glaucum can grow to a height of 35 inches. This poppy can withstand the most difficult climates, including the droughts of the dry Middle East. The flowers of the poppy are a vibrant rich red, with notable black spots in the...

Papaver bracteatum
2014-10-27 10:36:03

Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in...

Hydrastis canadensis
2014-10-15 11:19:10

Hydrastis canadensis is an herb species. This herb may also be referred to as orangeroot or yellow puccoon and most commonly, Goldenseal. It is a perennial herb, meaning the species survives longer than 2 years. H. canadensis belongs to the Ranunculales family and can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. H. canadensis has a purple stem with tiny hairs that grow...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.