Poppy family (Papaveraceae)
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The Poppy family -Papaveraceae- comprises about 200 species of plants mainly spread in temperate countries.
Most of them are herbs with big colorful flowers.
They are very important because all of them contain alkaloids, therefore they are cultivated as drugs or medicinal plants.
It comprises about 20 genera. The most important ones are the following:
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