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
  • 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
  • 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 , scientific name:Meconopsis horridula, is within the opium poppy in the Himalayas which grows naturally in the Alpine zone of 5000 in the Himalayas, the stem and leaves a lot of s pines is the variety. The national flower of Nepal.

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
    Ranunculales
  • Family
    Papaveraceae
  • Genus
    Meconopsis
  • 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
    Spiny
  • Life typecold-resistant perennial plant
  • 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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