Are they weeds or are they poppies?

Can anyone tell me if they have had these poppy like plants on their allotments or garden, should I pull them up or do they flower or are they a weed. Next to a poppy they do not look quite the same but are very similar, there are loads. Thanks Julie


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I'd take a guess at meconopsis cantabrica, the yellow flowered welsh poppy. They do self seed very freely but I quite like them

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    I've had several of the welsh poppies self seed here, they are pretty. I think they tend to disappear after they have flowered

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    If it is the Welsh poppy it can turn into a nuisance, as they're difficult to weed out (they re-grow from scraps of taproot). They like acid soil, and will grow in sun or shade.

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