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Wood Poppy, Woods-poppy
Celandine Poppy is an uncommon perennial native plant in Virginia. It grows to be about a foot-and-a-half tall, and it has bright yellow flowers. It is named after a European poppy called the Greater Celandine, which has similar flowers. The invasive species called the Lesser Celandine, which grows in Monticello Park, is in the buttercup family. The poppy family contains plants with a great deal of variation in color and shape. The seeds from some species are rich in protein, calcium, and carbohydrate, and they are frequently added to breads and cakes. Poppy seeds contain small amounts of morphine and codeine, and opium poppies are used in the production of analgesic opiates such as heroin. In Britain, people wear red plastic poppies each November as a symbol of remembrance for World War I.
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