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(Plants) any plant of the mostly Asiatic papaveraceous genus Meconopsis, esp M. betonicifolia (the Tibetan or blue poppy), grown for its showy sky-blue flowers. M. cambrica is the Welsh poppy
[New Latin, from Greek mēkōn poppy + -opsis]
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Noun1.meconopsis - herbs almost entirely of mountains of China and TibetMeconopsis - herbs almost entirely of mountains of China and Tibet; often monocarpic
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Papaveraceae, Papaveraceae, poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
blue poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia - Chinese perennial having mauve-pink to bright sky blue flowers in drooping cymes
Meconopsis cambrica, Welsh poppy - widely cultivated west European plant with showy pale yellow flowers
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Some seeds, such as astrantia, foxglove, angelica, aquilegia, meconopsis, primula, delphinium and orlaya, can be planted straight away.
Plantings include meconopsis, primulas, rhododendrons and attractive wild flowers areas around water, vegetable plots and unusual trees and shrubs.
Some seeds can be planted straightaway such as astrantia, foxglove, angelica, aquilegia, meconopsis, primula, orlaya and delphinium.
2009) Lagotis three perennial cashmeriana and species require Meconopsis longer period of latifolia pre-chilling during winter to break dormancy and germinate in following spring.
Two new epimeric isopavine N-oxides, amuresinine N-oxide A (14) and B (15), were isolated from Meconopsis horridula var.
Other poppies, Meconopsis cambrica in oranges and yellows, sparkle and the bright Euphorbia palustris hold your attention.
A couple of bubbling streams, tumbling their way over rocks are also encountered on your journey and clustered around the margins is another unexpected, beautiful sight - the blue poppy, meconopsis betonicifolia thriving in the moist, shady conditions.
and Lastrea limbosperma 1 in 5; Asplenium trichomanes and Valeriana montana + in 6; Conopodium majus r, Crocus serotinus, Daboecia cantabrica, Juncus effusus, Lithodora prostrata and Solidago virgaurea + in 7; Valeriana montana +, Allium ursinum 1 in 8; Picris hieracioides r in 9; Melittis melissophyllum r, Euphorbia hyberna, Milium effusum, Prunus avium, Meconopsis cambric and Pimpinella major +, Quercuspetraea 1, Fagus sylvatica 2 in 10; Centaurea nigra, Cystopteris fragilis and Digitalis purpurea + in 11; Helleborus foetidus, Helleborus occidentalis and Rosa gr.
Another group in Japan has shown that the sky blue of Himalayan poppies, Meconopsis, results from the bonding of iron and magnesium to an anthocyanin and a flavenol.
com or 360/297-4172; $5 catalog) offers a good selection of Meconopsis and Oriental poppy plants.
3Collect and sow immediately the seed of primulas and meconopsis.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan blue poppy)