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    Argemone mexicana L. (Mexican pricklypoppy)
    Known more commonly as the Mexican pricklypoppy, this relative of the corn poppy, resides in the family of Papaveraceae and is native to the West Indes and Central America. Mexican pricklypoppys bloom from June to August and like the corn poppy, are often found in rocky landscapes, waste sites and roadsides. The Argemone mexicana L. also contains sanguinarine, berberine, and protopine alkaloids. (12)
    {Argemone_mexicana_plant.jpg} Mexican pricklypoppy
    Papaver somniferum L. (Opium poppy)
    The opium poppy is another relative to the corn poppy, although unlike the former, the latter contains poisonous alkaloids. The opium poppy can be traced back to Western Asia and Western Mediterranean origins. Unlike the corn poppy and the Mexican pricklypoppy, the opium poppy prefers well cultivated soil. Papaver somniferum L. is most often sought after for the narcotic and medicinal properties characteristic of the plant's seeds. (13)
    {giant.jpg} Opium poppy
    Human Use and Domestication
    Many Americans associate corn poppies with World War I and Veteran's Day as they refer to them as "Flanders Field Poppies." The scarlet red poppies symbolize remembrance and honor those who have fallen in the battlefield serving our country. During the bleak and empty days of WWI trench warfare, soldiers felt uplifted and hopeful as they caught a glimpse of the luminous red petals of the corn poppies that spontaneously inhabited the desolate fields of Europe. Ironically, the corn poppies subsisted in fields where most of the fighting took place and their saturated red petals reflected the countless amount of blood that had been shed. Though, these flowers provided a glimmer of life and hope, which motivated and inspired many soldiers to go on. After John McRae composed the acclaimed poem, "In Flanders Fields," a corn poppy phenomena erupted. In New York City, a YMCA volunteer named Moina Michael initiated the tradition of wearing corn poppies on Veteran's Day, to support and remember our fallen heroes. In selling the poppies to people on the street, Michael was able to donate her profits to servicemen in need. (14)
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    corn poppies
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    corn poppy. (5)(6)
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    Plant Description
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    The stamens, or male parts, reside in the center as a reddish color. The filaments run along the border and are depicted as long and black with purple bases. The anthers, which bear the pollen, reside at the tips of the filaments and are yellow-green in color. The stigma, or female parts, is a disk with 8-12 rays. (11) The ovary remains within the fruit and the carpels lie in a circular formation around the center. (7)
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    seen above. (7)(8)
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    Medicinal Effects
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    mass quantities. (5, 11)(6, 13)
    Domestication of Papaver rhoeas L.
    The petals of corn poppies are sometimes used to make a syrups and dyes, which are collected by farmers, who deliver collections of brightly colored petals in muslin bags to manufacturers. The process of transporting the delicate petals is a tedious one, as the petals are very delicate and require extra care. The corn poppy petals are usually used to dye medicines and wines and the dried petals are used for ornamental purposes.
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    Corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.) Classification
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    Related Plants within the Papaveraceae Family.
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    are present)
    Here are some examples:

    Argemone L. (pricklypoppy) ARGEM
    Dendromecon Benth. (tree poppy) DENDR
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    Stylomecon G. Taylor (windpoppy) STYLO5
    Argemone mexicana L. (Mexican pricklypoppy)
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    protopine alkaloids. (12)
    Papaver somniferum L. (Opium poppy)
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    plant's seeds. (13)
    Human Use and Domestication
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    in need. (14)
    "In Flander's Fields"
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    In Flanders fields
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    between posts. (2, 12)(3, 14)
    {john-mccrae_s.jpg} Major John McRae
    Corn poppy Distribution
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    weeds. (1, 11)13)
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    The corn poppy often represents sleep and death due to its sedative attribute and association with bloodshed in World War I battlefields. The scarlet red the petals, which appear spontaneously on roadsides and in the midst of overgrown weeds also provide a glimmer of hope, as they appear to have overcome nature's harsh conditions in order to spread beauty in some of the most desolate landscapes. (11)
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    poppy fields. (13)(15)
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    "Wheat Field with Cypresses" (1889)
    It is said that Vincent van Gogh painted "Wheat Field with Cypresses" while in Saint-Remy asylum as he wrote numerous letters to his main support system, his brother Theo. As a favorite landscape of Van Gogh's, he rendered three variations of "Wheat Field with Cypresses," and this one in particular on July 2nd, 1889. He wrote, "I have a canvas of cypresses with a few ears of
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    to enter. (14)(16)
    Sources:
    1. "Annual." Merriam-Webster. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annual>.
    2. "Argemone mexicana L." <http://www.missouriplants.com/Yellowalt/Argemone_mexicana_page.html>.
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    Bramlage, Georgene.
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    2009. <http://www.examiner.com/flowers-and-trees-in-roanoke/veterans-day-and-flanders-field-poppies-papaver-rhoeas>.
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    CalFlora. <http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-taxon=Papaver+rhoeas>.
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    Gardens. <http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Papaver-rhoeas.htm>.
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    2010. <http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/PARH2.htm>.
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    Life. <http://m.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Papaver+rhoeas>.
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    Service. <http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AGROP2>.
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    10. "Papaver somniferum." Perdue University: Center for New Crops and Plants Prodcuts. <http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/papaver_somniferum.html>.
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    2006. <http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/photo-gallery-duchy-cornwall/#/poppies-duchy_13315_600x450.jpg>.
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    2011. <http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/popred63.html>.
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    "Poppy." New
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    Art. <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gogh/hd_gogh.htm.>
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    Stylomecon G. Taylor (windpoppy) STYLO5
    Argemone mexicana L. (Mexican pricklypoppy)
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    Papaveraceae and _is native to the West Indes and Central America. Mexican pricklypoppys bloom from June to August and like the corn poppy, are often found in rocky landscapes, waste sites and roadsides. The Argemone mexicana L. also contains sanguinarine, berberine, and protopine alkaloids.
    Papaver somniferum L. (Opium poppy)
    The opium poppy is another relative to the corn poppy, although unlike the former, the latter contains poisonous alkaloids. The opium poppy can be traced back to Western Asia and Western Mediterranean origins. Unlike the corn poppy and the Mexican pricklypoppy, the opium poppy prefers well cultivated soil. Papaver somniferum L. is most often sought after for the narcotic and medicinal properties characteristic of the plant's seeds.

    Human Use and Domestication
    Many Americans associate corn poppies with World War I and Veteran's Day as they refer to them as "Flanders Field Poppies." The scarlet red poppies symbolize remembrance and honor those who have fallen in the battlefield serving our country. During the bleak and empty days of WWI trench warfare, soldiers felt uplifted and hopeful as they caught a glimpse of the luminous red petals of the corn poppies that spontaneously inhabited the desolate fields of Europe. Ironically, the corn poppies subsisted in fields where most of the fighting took place and their saturated red petals reflected the countless amount of blood that had been shed. Though, these flowers provided a glimmer of life and hope, which motivated and inspired many soldiers to go on. After John McRae composed the acclaimed poem, "In Flanders Fields," a corn poppy phenomena erupted. In New York City, a YMCA volunteer named Moina Michael initiated the tradition of wearing corn poppies on Veteran's Day, to support and remember our fallen heroes. In selling the poppies to people on the street, Michael was able to donate her profits to servicemen in need.
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    "Wheat Field with Cypresses" (1889)
    It is said that Vincent van Gogh painted "Wheat Field with Cypresses" while in Saint-Remy asylum as he wrote numerous letters to his main support system, his brother Theo. As a favorite landscape of Van Gogh's, he rendered three variations of "Wheat Field with Cypresses," and this one in particular on July 2nd, 1889. He wrote, "I have a canvas of cypresses with a few ears of
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    green pastures. This work preludes Van Gogh's suicide, which took place in the wheat fields surrounding Saint-Remy. He he shot himself in the country side, the sedative property and blood red color of the corn poppies ironically reflect the eternal sleep, Van Gogh chose to enter. (14)
    Sources:
    1. "Annual." Merriam-Webster. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annual>.
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    like Monticellis." "Wheat Field and Cypresses" was illustrated during the last two years of Van Gogh's life, which art historians describe as unlike his typical Impressionist style. The energetic brush strokes and vibrant bursts of color represent an intensity of emotion within Van Gogh. The corn poppies can be spotted towards the bottom of the canvas amidst the wheat fields and green pastures. (14)
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    1. "Annual." Merriam-Webster. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annual>.
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    In Flanders fields
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    Corn poppy Distribution
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