Welsh Poppy - Papaver cambricum


    Medium slightly hairy, loosely tufted plant, with yellow latex from broken stems. Flowers yellow, rarely orange 4 to 8 cm solitary on long stalks. Capsule elliptical with a short style at the apex.

    Identification difficulty

    Moist shaded habitats, old walls, rocky places, hedgerows and woodland.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Mainly found in Wales and south-western England, but naturalised elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland and probably naturalised in this area from escaped garden stock. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 13 of the 617 tetrads.

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