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Brendan Danley
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I know that the first two are poppies, just not sure what type. The first is significantly larger than the second. Number three is pretty tiny and low growing. All three are growing wild on my farm in Northwest Arkansas. Thanks for all your help!
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Nice photos.

With poppies it's a bit difficult because they cross and naturalize. Or at least they do here. Could you give us a shot of the leaves and maybe a shot to show us how big they are? If the top photo is what I'm thinking, it may be a good poppy for harvesting baking seeds. It would have leaves that aren't very harry, and a flower that's one to six inches across. Four petals per flower, and about waste height. I call that one generic red bread poppy - but it has a different name which you may or may not want to know as in the US, the more you know about poppies, the less legal they are. Michael Pollan's article on poppies - read at your own risk

The third one looks like a clover to me, but again, I would need to see the leaves.
 
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R Ranson wrote:Nice photos.

With poppies it's a bit difficult because they cross and naturalize. Or at least they do here. Could you give us a shot of the leaves and maybe a shot to show us how big they are? If the top photo is what I'm thinking, it may be a good poppy for harvesting baking seeds. It would have leaves that aren't very harry, and a flower that's one to six inches across. Four petals per flower, and about waste height. I call that one generic red bread poppy - but it has a different name which you may or may not want to know as in the US, the more you know about poppies, the less legal they are. Michael Pollan's article on poppies - read at your own risk

The third one looks like a clover to me, but again, I would need to see the leaves.


I've been trying to remember to get pictures of the leaves for all these pretty things, I just happened to get a decent one for #3. #2 I've got a pretty good ID with Orange Poppy (aka blind eyes). The other poppy is probably what you're thinking, its about 4-5" across, much larger than the 1" little orange guys. The pic I have shows the hairy stem, but I can get a better pic this weekend of the leaves, etc. As far as the US Gov, I would tell them to kiss my a** as I am obviously not cultivating it. I would also direct them to the poison hemlock and a dozen other plants growing naturally on the farm that would kill somebody dead if I had the intent. Yeah, you heard me right NSA, kiss my a**. Thanks for your help R!
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Purple looks like a clover, but we don't have the saw tooth edges to the leaf here. Looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it.

Red looks like the Red Bread Poppies that we had growing wild when we moved in here. They make a darker seed than the purple bread poppy plants we can buy commercially here, and were pretty easy to domesticate and select for large pods (aka, more seeds). I've also grown what the seed company calls 'Bread Poppies' and 'Opium poppies' and they are very close to the wild ones that were already here. Only the line adapted from my wild poppies is far more hardy, especially in drought. I think there are a lot of different common names for the big red ones, a lot of which depend on the political climate of where you live. Interested to read what others think about it.

edited because my spellcheck was temporarily overwhelmed by my dyslexia. Love the link the system automatically puts for alot.
 
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