One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow- or orange-flowered European poppy of shady rocky places.
Meconopsis cambrica, family Papaveraceae
- ‘The Snowdon lily and the Welsh poppy are neck-and-neck in Caernarvonshire.’
- ‘Behind the house were meadows, riotous with summer wildflowers: Welsh poppies, gentians, and sage.’
- ‘Yews and Welsh poppies announce the Field Centre. Once a Georgian mansion, now there's laboratory glass on the windowsills and computers in the lounge.’
- ‘Forget-me-nots are easily grown, as are sweet woodruff and Welsh poppies.’
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