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The poppy is a common wildflower in many parts of the world including North America, Asia and Europe. It is often found growing in fields, both wild and cultivated grain fields. There are many varieties of poppies in just about any color you could wish for. The bowl-shaped flowers appear one to a stalk held high above the plant, up to four feet, depending on the species. Blooms may be single or double. Many stamens circle a plump pistil consisting of a multi-celled ovary which develops into a really cool looking pod with many holes from which the seeds escape when the pod is shaken either by you or by the wind

Poppy seeds contain many plant derived chemical compounds that found to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
Their unique nutty aromatic flavor is because of many fatty acids and essential volatile oils, which comprise about 50% of net weight. The seeds are especially rich in oleic and linoleic acid

Red poppies have been a symbol of remembrance of those who died in wartime since a famous poem described the brutal trench warfare that took place in the poppy fields of Flanders during World War I. This is why Veterans wear and distribute poppies on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day in the US and throughout the world on Remembrance Day

Poppies are considered useful in spells for fertility, agriculture, abundance, love, sleep, money, luck and invisibility
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