Meconopsis betonicifolia Franch.

Blue Himalayan Poppy

Perennial to 2 m tall. Leaves more or less ovate to about 15 cm long, strongly toothed to almost lobed, waxy blue below. Flowers to 5 cm wide, in clusters, mauve (rarely white) with 4 petals; summer.


Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Papaveraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Ranunculanae
order      Ranunculales
family       Papaveraceae
genus        Meconopsis Vig.