West Highland Flora

Welsh Poppy


Meconopsis cambrica

 

Meconopsis cambrica

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye

A garden escape naturalised in many places

Flower diameter c 5-7.5 cm

ID: Unmistakable in flower.  The fruit tapers to both ends, whereas in Long-headed Poppy it is as broad at the tip as in the middle.

Other features: Flowers solitary on long stalks.  Leaves not bluish-green as in Long-headed Poppy but more yellowish-green, pinnate with broad, lobed leaflets.  Native to hill country of Wales and SW England.

 

Meconopsis cambrica

Photo Carl Farmer
15 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye

 

Meconopsis cambrica

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Jun 2003 Broadford, Skye

Showing the long seed pods

  Meconopsis cambrica

Photo Carl Farmer
29 Jun 2003 Broadford, Skye


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