Yes thank you. The Papaveraceae are dicots. By definition only
monocotyledonous plants have bulbs. Nevertheless, had it been my wife, I
would have agreed with her!!
There is, however, a poppy known as the 'Tulip Poppy' [P. glaucum] and
this could confuse? The RHS does describe some of the fruits as 'bulbous'.
Not true that only monocots can be true bulbs.
There are a number of Oxalis that are true bulbs and some species of
Dicentra fit the definition as well. There are probably more examples among
The fruit of some poppy species are bulbous shaped but they are actually
Most named varieties are propagated by root cuttings, could be she's
mistaken those for "bulbs." They're generally taken in the late
summer when the poppies are dormant ..or as dormant as they get for
Don't feel too bad, some people call crocus and gladioli corms bulbs
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