Prickly Blue poppy

Meconopsis horridula

  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Prickly Blue poppy
  • Flower name
    Prickly Blue poppy
  • Scientific name
    Meconopsis horridula
  • Alias天上の妖精, トゲケシ, メコノプシス・ホリデュラ, Meconopsis horridula, Prickly Blue poppy, ヒマラヤの青いケシ, 青いケシ, ブルーポピー, blue poppy
  • Place of originAn Alpine belt of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Greenhouse, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Prickly Blue poppy

Prickly Blue poppy or Meconopsis horridula (scientific name: Meconopsis horridula) is an alpine perennial herb in the family Papaveraceae, native to the alpine zones of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. It is also known as spiny poppy, and heavenly fairy. The plant is 20 to 60 cm tall. It has ovate leaves with numerous spines. 3-5 cm in diameter, blue or purple flowers with 4-8 petals bloom from May to June in spike-shaped inflorescences. It is a variety of the Himalayan blue poppy, which grows wild in the 5,000-meter-high alpine zone of the Himalayas, with many spines on its stem and leaves. It is considered the national flower of Nepal and Bhutan.

Common names: Prickly Blue poppy, scientific name: Meconopsis horridula, National flower:Nepal, aka: Meconopsis , heavenly fairy , origin: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, living type: perennial, height: 20-60 cm, leaf: obovate, leaves the number of spines, spikes, flower bright blue, purple, flowering May-June, flower diameter: 3-5 cm, petal number: 4-8.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    M. horridula
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life type alpine perennial herb
  • Flower colorsBlue Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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