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Offlinepazuzu
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Is This Opium?
    #2761199 - 06/03/04 08:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I found this in a field where I broadcasted poppy seeds a while back. I've never grown poppies before so I don't know what they look like when immature, but to me they look alot like the pod on the right in the following illustrations found on erowid:

http://www.erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=poppy/papaver_somniferum3.jpg
and
http://www.erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=poppy/papaver_somniferum2.jpg

Here's what I found:




The stems and pods leak white fluid when cut. Still I am unsure if this is opium poppy or not. Please help!


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Re: Is This Opium? [Re: pazuzu]
    #2761245 - 06/03/04 09:34 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

no. its a dandelion.


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Re: Is This Opium? [Re: pazuzu]
    #2761246 - 06/03/04 09:34 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Not even close :\


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Re: Is This Opium? [Re: Gumby]
    #2761252 - 06/03/04 09:36 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It does have similiar leaf margin though.. I could see how you would get it confused. I once knew a guy who thought he had a whole acre of poppies come up, which he DID sow seed there, and it was simply lactuca virosa.


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Re: Is This Opium? [Re: Aneglakya]
    #2761349 - 06/03/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Ha ha ... okay cool, thanks everyone.


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Re: Is This Opium? [Re: pazuzu]
    #2762008 - 06/04/04 01:43 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

he he.  and if that WAS a poppy, i wouldnt have picked it :smile:

it would have been a waste of pods!

lol


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