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Rich BRich B Posts: 132


I have what i think is an Oriental Poppy which is short, had large red flowers 2 weeks ago and has up to 10 green seed heads on it now. The look like a mans head with a very bad, flat haircut. I was playing with it and some white latex liquid came from it. After pricking a few of them and trying it im sure i got high and my tooth ache vanished for a couple of hours. is this what it think it is??????




  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Yes, that is where heroin is produced from but not in the UK. You have been a victim of 'Mind over matter'!!
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,409

    There was a beautiful photo in the the Times a few weeks ago, of pink fields of opium poppies in Dorset, grown to produce morphine for hospitals! So apparently yes, in the Uk.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,930

    I think you should go to the dentist.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,303

    Hi Rich B. The poppy you have is an opium poppy which is an annual. The oriental poppy is a perennial and flowers earlier in the year. The seed pods on your plant will produce hundreds of seeds which will give you a good crop next year, for purely decorative purposes obviously.

  • Rich BRich B Posts: 132



  • Rich BRich B Posts: 132

    Hi. from research this is an Oriental Poppy which has a very mild amount of Opium in its latex and skin of the pod. The real naughty type is Papaver Somniferum. You have to love the can buy 2000 seeds off ebay for £

  • coniferconifer Posts: 35

    Rich that looks like a papaver perennial poppy Didnt know they were addictive though thinking about my other  half loves them!!

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,930

    Anybody who considers self administering unknown concentrarions of unknown amounts of unknown opiates for fun deserves all they get. Opiates are poisons. 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,758

    opiates are also essential drugs, without which many people would not survive operations.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,930

    True but I don't grow my own codeine tablets.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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