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T42

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WTF (what's this flower)?
« on: June 12, 2015, 03:31:35 pm »
Sorry for the lousy pic, it was taken from the bike when we were in a relative hurry on our 600k:



As we crossed the Beauce (crop-growing region south of Paris) there was field upon field of the stuff.  It looks like a variety of poppy but the only reason for growing poppies I could think of would attract a little attention from the flics. Anyway, they're a bit too white for that.

Any ideas?
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Re: WTF (what's this flower)?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 03:48:07 pm »
Hard to tell the scale from the photo.  Could it be some sort of giant clover relation?
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Re: WTF (what's this flower)?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 03:53:17 pm »
It's poppies for morphine. Its grown in UK as well.

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Re: WTF (what's this flower)?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 04:00:52 pm »
It's poppies for morphine. Its grown in UK as well.

Crikey.  I suspected but I wish I'd been sure; I could have used some morphine on that ride.

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Re: WTF (what's this flower)?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 12:52:14 am »
Notta flower, yet. But what is it?

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Re: WTF (what's this flower)?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 08:21:58 pm »
Silverweed?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_anserina

yes I`d go with that too;

re opium poppies piece on BBC Countryfile indicated that over 10 000 ha of them are grown by pharms co in UK too for morphine
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