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Two New Species Of Desert Poppy Found In California And Arizona
2014-03-11 13:31:36

The newly described plants are found in the deserts of California and Arizona and have a vibrant yellow colored inflorescences

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2012-06-02 07:26:57

Scientists studying opium poppies say that they have pinpointed the genes responsible for producing a compound which can be used as a cough suppressant and cancer-fighting agent.

2011-06-24 05:06:00

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coventry Building Society has enhanced its award-winning partnership with The Royal British Legion by launching Poppy Online Saver, a market-leading internet savings account [http://www.coventrybuildingsociety.co.uk/savings-and-investments/home.aspx . Poppy Online Saver is an easy access internet savings account [http://www.coventrybuildingsociety.co.uk/savings-and-investments/easy-access/Poppy/Poppy.aspx ] that pays 3.10% AER.

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2010-03-15 08:28:57

Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the unique genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, thus opening doors to alternate methods of producing these effective painkillers either by manufacturing them in a lab or controlling the production of these compounds in the plant.

2009-06-25 14:51:55

An official on Australia's Tasmania island says wallabies have been wandering into poppy fields and getting high as a kite from eating the plants. Tasmanian Attorney-General Lara Giddings told a parliamentary budget estimates committee in Hobart Tasmania is facing an increasing problem with wallabies going after their next fix, The Times of London Web site reported Thursday. The one interesting bit I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we have a problem with...

2008-10-12 12:00:14

By Manohla Dargis Happy-Go-Lucky Directed by Mike Leigh (Britain) * Reviewed by Manohla Dargis * If you know the British filmmaker Mike Leigh's work - early and later titles like "Bleak Moments,""Naked" and "Vera Drake" - you may find yourself watching his most recent movie, "Happy-Go-Lucky," with mounting unease, a tinge of dread.

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Harlan Jacobson TORONTO -- British writer/director Mike Leigh has made films about ordinary working-class families coping with bulimia, abortion, interracial adoption, Gilbert & Sullivan and all sorts of ordinary madness.


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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 negative effects on the local ecosystems. B. frutescens will commonly grow up to almost 20 feet...

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 shape of petals, number of seeds, flowers and fruits, the color of the seeds, and the amount of opium...

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 the stem are star shaped and radial. They are about 4 to 10 centimeters in diameter. The center 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 center. The petals are thin, and may appear and feel crispy or brittle. When blooming, the flowers...

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
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