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Identify please

i did not plant these, it looks like a sort of cabbage rather than a weed.


  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,366
    Looks like one of the opium poppys 
  • I know one is a poppy,it’s the big green thing that looks like a type of a cabbage i am looking to identify.🧐🧐
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,797
    Yes ... a different type of poppy ... Papaver somniferum

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2019
    That big green cabbagey thing is indeed an opium poppy (Papaver somniferum.)  The other one to the left is a different kind of poppy, maybe common poppy (Papaver rhoeas.)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I am glad I asked .. I love Poppy’s. I could have easily pulled these out as weeds.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Opium poppies vary a lot in flower colour and form.  Some of the double flowers are incredible but even the singles are pretty.  The dried seed heads usually last over the winter and look fantastic with a bit of frost on them.  The foliage does get a bit messy as the season goes on but unsightly leaves can be easily pulled off. 
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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