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Papaver L.



The genus consists of 50 to 100 species, depending on classification, distributed world wide. Russian taxonomists consider there are about 75 species in the FSU, mainly in the arctic and the Caucasus. Some species became garden plants many years ago. For example, P. orientale L., the Oriental or Turkish poppy, well-known in horticulture, was taken from the Caucasus. P. nudicaule L., the Iceland poppy, occurs wild in Siberia and Dzungaria, P. croceum Ledeb. came into horticulture from southern Siberia and also occurs in the mountains of Central Asia.

Some species of ornamental value have been investigated in St. Petersburg.

Lower Taxa


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