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Poppies - plz help
    #2453545 - 03/20/04 05:23 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

There's poppies growing everywhere near where I live, my questions:
I have a friend that boils them into a tea. He says he gets heavily stoned.

1. Is the plant completely safe to smoke/consume?
2. Do these poppies contain a psychoactive?

They look excactly the same as papaver's except when I cut the pods there is no latex, so I figure they are a different species.

How can I tell which ones are real? Is it by the red flower?

I have searched and searched but found little to help me with this subject, I'm UK based by the way.


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Re: Poppies - plz help [Re: Ego Death]
    #2453597 - 03/20/04 06:27 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Could you post a pic?

"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy." -Paracelsius

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    #2456158 - 03/21/04 03:03 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Does the poppy you see have pods like these and foliage too?

If the pods look similar and there's no latex, it's probably Papaver orientalis and therefore worthless of alkaloids. P.orientalis has very incised foliage, nor is it glabous like P.somniferum is, in maturity. And yes, both can have red flowers, both have many inflorescence forms/colours.

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    #2457965 - 03/21/04 07:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Another point worth checking is that it retains much of it's stalk hairs and leaf hairs even after it has matured and produced a pod. Somniferum's don't retain much if any of the leaf hairs that are present as a juvenile. It's not always true, but it's usually the first thing i look for.

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