The poppy boll is the fruit of the poppy plant, containing the seeds and the opium latex for which the plant is cultivated. It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Tomas Porthelyne c.1460 [RH; cf. DBA2 352]. The period emblazon shows a bit of the slip of the poppy boll; one Society example has bolls slipped and leaved as well. The poppy boll has its slip to base by default.
Walter of Lowestoft bears: Azure, a bend and in sinister canton four poppy-bolls, all argent.
Anne du Lac bears: Per bend azure and argent semy of poppy bolls slipped and leaved gules, in sinister chief an open book Or.