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Meconopsis quintup-linervia (harebell poppy) profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 25 2021

Meconopsis quintup-linervia (harebell poppy) profile

The flowers of Harebell poppy are perennial herbs, 30-50 cm tall, with persistent leaf bases at the base and densely covered with pale yellow or brown bristles with many short branching hairs.

Harebell poppy picture

Harebell poppy

Morphological characteristics of harebell poppy

The root

Harebell poppy is a perennial herbaceous flower, 30-50 cm tall, with a persistent leaf base at its base, densely covered with pale yellow or brown bristles with many short branching hairs. The taproots are indistinct and fibrous.

Leaf

The leaves of Harebell poppy are homobasal and roselike. Leaf blade is obovate to lanceolate, 2 -- 9 cm long, 1 -- 3 cm wide, entire, both surfaces densely covered with yellowish or tan hirsutes with many short branching; Petiole of Harebell poppy  is 3-6 cm long. Harebell poppy  has 1-3 scapes, yellowish brown, with much short branched, reflexed bristles.

Flowers

Harebell poppy flowers pendulous, solitary on scapes; Harebell poppy  has 4-6 petals, pale blue or purple, obovate or suborbicular, 3 -- 4 cm long, 2.5 -- 3.7 cm wide; Filaments are filiform; Ovary is subglobose, ovoid or oblong, densely brownish yellow or flaxen with branched setae.

The flowering period of Harebell Poppy is in spring.

Fruit

Capsule of harebell poppy is elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 1.5-2.5 cm long, densely covered with yellowish-brown appressed bristles.

Harewell Poppy will be in Fruit in autumn.

The ecological habits of Harewell Poppy

Harewell Poppy is born in alpine grasslands or shrubs on shady slopes between 2300 and 4600 meters above sea level.

Harebell poppy

The distribution region of Harebell Poppy

Harebel Poppy is distributed in southern Gansu, central Shaanxi, western Hubei, northwestern Sichuan, northeastern Qinghai and northeastern Xizang.

Family and genus classification of Harebell Poppy

Meconopsis (Meconopsis) [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system]

Meconopsis subgenera Meconopsis subgen. Meconopsis [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system]

Meconopsis Sect. Simplicifoliae [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system] Meconopsis Sect. Simplicifoliae [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system]

Meconopsis ser. Simplicifoliae [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system]

Harebell poppy Meconopsis quintuplinervia [Papaveraceae of Takhtajan system]

Harebell poppy