Irish wildflowers


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Welsh Poppy
Meconopsis cambrica
Poipín Breatnach
Family: Papaveraceae

Flowering: June-September. Perennial. Native or an introduced garden escape.

Large bright yellow flowers. Hairless club-shaped seed capsule. Pinnate leaves, long stalks on lower leaves. Slightly hairy. Plant contains yellow latex. Strong taproot. Garden escapes seed freely. Height: 20-40cm.

Damp shady woodland and rocky ledges. Native, mainly north Ireland, also Co's Waterford, Limerick. Garden escape other areas, usually near habitation.

Similar: Yellow-horned Poppy, Glaucium flavum
     
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