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any plant of the mostly Asiatic papaveraceous genus Meconopsis, esp M. betonicifolia (the Tibetan or blue poppy), grown for its showy sky-blue flowers. M. cambrica is the Welsh poppy
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New Latin, from Greek mēkōn poppy + -opsis
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  • For the wild garden or wilderness the Welsh Poppy (meconopsis cambrica) is one of the best plants.

    The Wild Garden William Robinson

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