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  1. Iceland poppy, arctic poppy, Papaver nudicaule(noun)

    subarctic perennial poppy of both hemispheres having fragrant white or yellow to orange or peach flowers

  2. Iceland poppy, Papaver alpinum(noun)

    Old World alpine poppy with white or yellow to orange flowers


  1. Papaver nudicaule

    Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, one foot, curved stems among feathery blue-green foliage 1-6 inches long. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow, and is hardy from USDA Zones 3a-10b. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing toxic alkaloids. In particular, P. nudicaule has been shown to contain the benzophenanthidine alkaloid, chelidonine. It also contains-amurine,-amurensinine,-O-methylthalisopavine,-flavinantine and-amurensine.


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