Welsh Poppy is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in damp, shaded rocky areas and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 60cm.
The Welsh Poppy is a native plant commonly grown in gardens for its bright leafy foliage and delicate flowers (which have thin ruffled petals and a central ring of prominent stamens) borne on slender hairy stems.
Botanic classification and naming: Welsh Poppy is a member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family. The genus name
'Papaver' identifies the plant as a Poppy and its species name 'cambricum' means 'Welsh plant'.
Benefits: The flowers provide a good source of pollen for bees and beetles feed on the poppy seed.
Benefits to wildlife are also indicated with orange icons in the plant profile bar at the top.