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Hi, please could you tell me if this is the Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) or the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)? Some of the seed pods are up to 2in long & curved.

Thank you.

Nigel Thomas




Escholtzia or the Californian poppy. Meconopsis cambrica has different petals and the seed heads are more like a normal Papaver type seed head.

28 May, 2010


It's an Escholitza californica (california poppy) they have long thin pod-like seeds. Have seen pods as long as 3-4"

28 May, 2010


Agree and mec. cambrica is a much yellower flower (and a pain to try and get out of the garden)

28 May, 2010


...and don't you just love pulling their 'hats' off!

28 May, 2010


Indeed - only way to stop it seeding all over the garden Volunteer. We will never get rid of but hopefully keep under control!

28 May, 2010

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