Images of Papaver somniferum, Opium poppy

Steven Foster's Stock Images of Papaver somniferum, Opium poppy. Photos © 2012 Steven Foster. Please contact us for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.

Seventy-two images of Papaver somniferum, Opium poppy which is among the plants that have given humanity the most pleasure and inflicted the most pain. Pleasure in the form of an annual ornamental in a wide array of colors, grown in every small town in America and elsewhere. Pleasure to those addicted to the crude latex, opium. Poppy derivatives quell pain through blocking pain receptors, used in every hospital in the world to alleviate suffering, in the form of the alkaloid morphine. Poppies also inflict suffering from addiction to the refined form of morphine, the illicit drug heroin. The opium poppy has had a greater impact on humanity, good and bad, compared with any other plant.

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