Charming poppies

Charming poppies

Some charming and vibrant poppy flower macros captured in RSP Nursery along with the honeybees and other insects. 
The common poppy is a wild flower and has been a symbol of death and rebirth due its vibrant red color. It is worn in many countries on Remembrance Day in order to commemorate those who lost their lives during warfare (Trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders)

Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colorful flowers. subfamily: Papaveroideae and family: Papaveraceae. The petals are showy, may be of almost any color and some have markings.

The flowers have 4 to 6 petals, many stamens forming a conspicuous whorl in the center of the flower.

One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum, produces edible seeds and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as ananalgesic and a source of narcotic, medicinal and recreational drugs. It is grown in eastern and southern Asia, and South Eastern Europe.

The bees are mad after the poppy flower. Many bees simultaneously sucks the nectar from a single flower and flower uses bee to spread pollen.

Poppies can be over 4 feet tall with flowers up to six inches across. Poppies are in full bloom late spring to early summer.



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