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lemon22lemon22 Posts: 19

Hello all,

Does anyone know what this plant is? I’ve got several growing in the garden, I have tried researching but not convinced of what it may be!


  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Hi @lemon22,

    It looks to me like Papaver cambricum, formerly known as Meconopsis cambrica, the Welsh Poppy.
    The leaves tend to start off more rounded, then as the plant matures, they develop into the more typical ones.

    All the best,
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    it's not Welsh Poppy, sorry. Welsh poppy has much more pointed leaves.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,024
    I feel as if I ought to know it... has it seeded into the paving?
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,407
    Definitely not Welsh poppy, I've got hundreds of them!
    Could be another type of poppy maybe - it's annoying me as I feel I should recognise it, though it's not something I've grown. Doesn't look weedy though, so wait for some flowers to give more clues!
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,024
    The nearest I can get is greater celandine, but the colour & texture doesn't look quite right.  
    Where's @nutcutlet when we need her??   ;)
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158
    right here Liri. You're right
    Chelidonium major, Greater Celandine. In the poppy family, Papaveraceae

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • lemon22lemon22 Posts: 19
    Thank you all! @nutcutlet that seems to fit, we’ve recently moved in and they seem to have self seeded quite abundantly around the garden. I’m inclined to leave most of them to flower as they look fairly interesting. Are they popular with wildlife?
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