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Common Blue Poppy

Posted by
Rookie (Thimphu, Bhutan) on 23 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Image taken enroute to the Jumolhari trek.
Common name: Common Blue Poppy
Botanical name: Meconopsis simplicifolia Family: Papaveraceae (poppy family)
Commonest Himalayan blue poppy, characterized by small, solitary flowers on leafless stems. Meconopsis simplicifolia was discovered around 1848. It was the first one to be discovered. This species doesn't get as much attention as the other 2. The blue poppy belongs to the Meconopsis genus. This genus consists of 50 species of annual, biennials, and short lived perennials. Mountainous areas, alpine meadows or woodland and rocky slopes in the eastern Himalayas and western China are the places where the plants conforming this genus grow.
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