7 responses to “Parameconopsis cambrica”

  1. Doug

    We don’t see poppies growing wild much in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, but this one popped up in my yard. I’m assuming it was Papaver dubium
    I always loved hiking along the fields in Belgium and Holland and seeing the poppies growing along the edges…

  2. Pat

    Himalayan Meconopsis are not just blue, the species also come in shades of yellow, white, red and purple. Some are as striking as the blues but less often seen in gardens. Do search for images of the crimson dangling flowers of Meconopsis punicea., though a photo can never do justice to the vibrant shimmering of the real thing.

  3. bill barnes

    I am with C. Grey-Wilson on this , name changes can be especially taxing when it comes to making new labels , catalogs , and published matter and cross referencing back to the original names that no longer have merit . While rules are made to keep matters straight there should be some leeway to clarify situations while at the same time keeping order and economics in line with the changes . Changing data bases can be very tedious to say the least and converting all of the Mecanopsis to a new name is needless.

  4. Trella

    I never knew this poppy was called a Welsh poppy. I am sure this is the one that my significant other and I battled with for several years on our home turf in Mercer Island, WA. When I first saw it, I was enchanted and allowed it to grow wherever and whenever. But soon it was taking over and I continuously was pulling it up, trying to beat the timing of its seed cycle! I have to admit, it is pretty, but don’t let it fool you by its promiscuous behavior!

  5. Mandy Macdonald

    We have Welsh poppies all over our NE Scottish garden, and it’s certaily quite invasive. I can’t bring myself to call it a weed, though, for it has almost the longest flowering period of any of our flowers, and its chrome-yellow hankies, often appearing in places where cultivated plants sulk, are tremendously cheering. I just treat it rather cavalierly, deadheading religiously before the seedheads can burst, pulling each plant up (or yanking off the superstructure) every year as it comes to the end of its flowering period, and weeding out seedlings where i don’t want them. Thank you for this article about it!

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Pat, I tried to incorporate that into my edit of the entry, but I see I missed a spot where it isn’t clear that Meconopsis spp. have more petal colours than just blue. Appreciate you taking the time to point it out.

  7. Mats Ellting

    Thanks, for including my photo in yous blog.
    Great info on the Latin name, I will change it soon on Flickr.

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