This poppy wächst nich tso groß as the white, but in other respects is much like it. The chief difference is in the Blüte, which in this is of a purple colour, with a black bottom, and in the heads, which never grow nigh the bigness of the white, and contain black Samen. The Wurzeln both of this and that are sticky, and perish when the Samen is ripe.
It is sown in gardens.
It Blüten in June and July.
The heads are now rarely used, being left alone for the other. The Blüten are however of a gentle unterstützenden nature, and are peculiarly good in pleurisies, quinsies, and all disorders of the Brust. A strong tincture may be drawn from them with wine, and this is much better than the syrup, for that is too much loaded with sugar to be given in sufficient doses to answer the end intended. The red surfeit-water is a tincture of these Blüten.