When I was little, we lived in Turkey....The fields were covered in brite red poppies!! Us kids would go gather handfuls of the stuff and give it to our moms!...Then, one day, some guy came to our house and told the parents we oughtta not be picking that stuff....It could get somebody thrown in jail!
I also remember the asiaks( donkeys) getting into it and eating it.....and then the farmer guy would raise cain cuz the donkeys would plop over and just lay there for hours!...we could walk on them!!!
I really dont know about your poppies having opium in them....but they areddy show the little ball that drips the stuff when you slice the skin! :)
Ohhhh,...If i just knew then what I know now....ok....maybe not! :-D
But, keep the pics coming!