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Yellow 'Welsh' poppy

Observed: 16th May 2010 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Flowers solitary and terminal, drooping in bud, upright in flower. Feathery leaves and toothed leaflets. Growing along edge of footpath.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) interacts


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Why Welsh?

I grew up in Wales but don't remember them there. Had a few in the garden of my Belfast home, which I assume were intially deliberately planted. It was interesting to see them travel along the street and catch in other gardens unintentionally. Lots of seed produced and easily established on a wide range of surfaces.

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Welsh poppies

Grew up in an village outside Liverpool and have childhood memories of identifying wildflowers with an 'Observers' book. I am as sure as I can be that they were named 'Welsh' poppies. I now teach in North Wales and you know what; I've never heard them called Welsh poppies!