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Poppies bloom on a hillside in Thailand. Not just a beautiful flower, papaver somniferum contains the natural alkaloid morphine which is used and abused the world over.
(Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Poppy," February 1985, National Geographic magazine)
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