February 8, 2023

Papaveraceae is the Poppy Family from the order of Ranunculales. This family has 44 genera and 825 species. Most of the Papaveraceae members are herbaceous plants some woody shrubs and some tropical trees. There are pharmaceutically important species in this family. Most of the plants are found in the Northern Hemisphere. There are perennials, biennials and annuals.

Most Papaveraceae members are lactiferous, producing milk latex. They have simple leaves, alternate or whorled. Most with petioles. Leaves lobed, no stipules and very divided. They are usually pollinated by insects. The Papaveraceae family flowers are medium to large. Usually terminal and solitary flowers. The flowers are unscented. They have many stamens, up to 60. The fruit is a capsule which opens and releases the seeds.

Papapveraceae genera include:

Adlumia
Arctomecon
Argemone
Bocconia
Boothia
Canbya
Capnites
Capnoides
Cathcartia
Ceratocapnos
Chelidonium
Chiazospermum
Closterandra
Corydalis
Cryptocapnos
Cryptoceras
Cucularia
Cysticapnos
Dactylicapnos
Dendromecon
Dicentra
Diclytra
Dicranostigma
Discocapnos
Ehrendorferia
Eomecon
Eschscholzia
Fumaria
Fumariola
Glaucium
Hesperomecon
Hunnemannia
Hylomecon
Hypecoum
Ichtyoselmis
Lamprocapnos
Macleaya
Meconella
Meconopsis
Mnemosilla
Mosenthinia
Papaver
Phacocapnos
Platycapnos
Platystemon
Platystigma
Pseudofumaria
Pteridophyllum
Roemeria
Romneya
Rupicapnos
Sanguinaria
Sarcocapnos
Stylophorum
Trigonocapnos

Papaver 'Türkenlouis'
Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’
Glaucium flavum f. flavum © onlineflowergarden.com
Glaucium flavum f. flavum or Yellow horned Poppy
Dicentra formosa
Dicentra formosa
Meconopsis baileyi
Meconopsis baileyi

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