Dried Poppy Heads

Dried Poppy Heads are naturally California-grown products featuring ten stems in each bunch for maximum texture in arrangements and wreaths. The Interesting Info about dried poppy pods (unwashed).

Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) produces seed pods that release milky fluid containing opiates that can be used to make drugs with both sedative and pain-relieving properties. This material can then be further processed into medications that help alleviate symptoms.


Dried poppy heads vary from pure white to slate-blue in hue. Poppy plants are annuals that produce opium, an addictive narcotic. In addition, their seed pod juice is used to manufacture opioid medications for pain relief, cough suppression, and diarrhea relief.

Poppies thrive in most garden soils, and transplanting is straightforward. Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale) tolerate cooler weather well. Therefore, they should be treated as perennials in most zones, while California poppy (Eschscholzia California) and other wildflower varieties prefer warmer conditions and should be considered annuals.

Culturing Papaver somniferum poppy plants in the United States is illegal due to their production of illicit substances like heroin and cocaine, making cultivation illegal under American law. However, customs and Border Protection officers have taken great strides toward intercepting shipments containing this crop for destruction as soon as they arrive at U.S. ports.


Natural Papaver or Poppy heads are grown specifically for their seedheads, and variations in shape only add to their beauty. Papaver/Poppy flowers add texture and interest to arrangements, potted plants, and wreath designs – and even stand alone beautifully as standalone bouquets! Their cute crooked bunches look captivating when displayed alone or combined with other dried blooms for stunning displays!

Each bunch consists of 10 stems and is available late Spring/ early Summer or fall while supplies last. Grown in California.

Due to their association with illicit drug production, anyone wanting to acquire or use these delicate blooms must comply with local laws and regulations. Opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) contain high concentrations of narcotic compounds; other papaver species also have some of these. They’re frequently used for erosion control on highways in the U.S. Various species can also be planted as garden ornaments due to their vibrant hues; some varieties are even harvested to extract oil by soaking their seeds overnight!


Poppy seeds (Papaver somniferum) are grown for their edible seed pods and used as whole or ground spices for various breads, pastries, and dishes. Pressed poppyseed oil is produced as well. Opium poppies grow alkaloids such as morphine, which have sedative and antispasmodic effects.

The cultivation of opium poppies and their seeds is illegal in the United States, and Customs and Border Protection officers are committed to upholding our laws against such illegality.

Poppy heads make an elegant addition to dried flower arrangements and wreaths, adding a unique texture that complements many blooms and flora. Poppy heads can also make soothing potpourri by mixing dried heads with other pleasant-smelling dry ingredients and enjoying their pleasant fragrance as it wafts through your room or home – add essential oils if you like for an even greater scent! Their leaves may also be made into tea which has a relaxing, soothing effect on the digestive system.


Poppy seeds can be used in tea and decoratively for floral arrangements, wreaths, potpourri, or wreaths. Their dried pods are also sold separately as decorative pieces for these uses. Poppy seeds are also popularly found as ingredients for bakery goods like poppy seed bagels or lemon poppy seed cake.

Seeds harvested for medicinal use may also be harvested and used medicinally; decoction made from bruised capsules relieves cough and serves as an opiate for children, while crushed seeds may also be prepared into syrup for medicinal use; this latter practice is less common.

The consumption of pods has long been known to provide a calming and even euphoric sensation. In addition, due to their alkaloids similar to morphine and codeine, ingestion could result in drug test positive results.

Poppies may provide sedative effects, yet recreational use should be discouraged due to withdrawal symptoms when suddenly stopped, including pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and depression. Furthermore, ingestion may also trigger psychological cravings, making stopping difficult despite physical withdrawal symptoms.

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