[German version] The names μήκων/
mḗkōn (Greek) and
papaver (Lat.) denote in the proper sense (1.) red-flowered poppy species, which grow wild in fields (i.e., the field poppy,
Papaver rhoeas L.) and which were eaten immature before harmful alkaloids accumulated in them (with purgative effect: Theophr. Hist. pl. 9,12,4; for more on this and on medical use [1. 2440f.]); (2.) the yellow-flowered horned poppy,
Glaucium flavum Crantz, which grows on coasts, and related species (Theophr.
ibidem 9,12,3; [1. 2442f.]); (3.) the garden or opium poppy,
Papaver somniferum L., cultivated in…