Scientific name: family: papaveraceae
Poppies are small flowers that are grown mainly because they look pretty. The most well-known poppy is the opium poppy, which is grown for its seeds that are often found on top of bread rolls, and because it contains a substance that can be used to make a very powerful painkiller. Most poppies will grow in very cold climates. Some kinds of poppies grow almost in arctic conditions, and are one of the most northerly growing plants in the world.