Poppy Family

FORM Annual or perennial herbs, a few trees & shrubs.

Genera       26      

Species 200 in our area 9 (Gray);  11 (B&B)43

Distribution Northern Hemisphere subtropical, temperate

Flowers Solitary, often showy.

#Parts  2-3 Sepals, 4-6 or 8-12 petals   many stamens

Symmetry regular

Leaves alternate often divided

Milk juice that can be white, red (Bloodroot) or yellow (Celandine). Some poisonous or narcotic.