Meconopsis betonicifolia

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Meconopsis betonicifolia
Himalayan blue poppy in a Scottish garden.jpg
A full bloom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Meconopsis
Species: M. betonicifolia
Binomial name
Meconopsis betonicifolia

Meconopsis baileyi

Meconopsis betonicifolia, also known as Meconopsis baileyi and the Himalayan blue poppy, was first discovered in 1912, by Lt. Col. Frederick Marshman Bailey.[1]

M. betonicifolia is hardy in most of the United Kingdom and it has striking large blue flowers but it probably owes much of its success to the fact that, unlike most Meconopsis, it is perennial.


  1. ^ Paulette Singley (2004). Eating Architecture. MIT Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-262-08322-5. 

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Himalayan Blue Poppy