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Welsh Poppy

Meconopsis cambrica

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Variable in colour, 4 petals
 
Yellow flower but some are orange, up to 7cm.
Fruit:
Dark brown, long, 4 to 6-ribbed, barrel-shaped seed capsule, containing numerous seeds. The top of the capsule contains pores which enable the seeds to escape and distribute themselves.
Leaves:
Pinnately divided, pale green, stalked leaves. The leaf lobes have coarsely toothed margins.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The entire plant is poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Cliffs, gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, rocks, towns, walls, waterside, woodland.