Papaver somniferum | Danish Flag Poppy | 200_Seeds

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This is Papaver somniferum Danish Flag Poppy, also known as Breadseed poppy, and Lettuce Leaf Poppy. This is a very popular plant with the birds, bees, and butterflies. This plant likes to live in full sun where it will blossom from late Spring until early Fall. Young leaves are edible and can be eaten cooked or raw. The seeds can also be eaten raw or cooked and are highly nutritious. A high quality cooking oil can also be obtained from the seeds. It has a nutty flavor and can be used as a substitute for olive oil. This amazing oil is also burned, and used in the making of paint and soap. This annual will grow in all USDA Hardiness Zones.