Wednesday, 19 January 2005

Meconopsis grandis - Photos In The Wild

Taken in 2010 at Zokshyam, Karma Valley, Tibet. Typical of many M. grandis even in cultivation is the mauve colour. It is still far from clear how much soil influences the colour but many of this and M. betonicifolia stay this colour even if surrounded by forms that flower a pure blue. As so often in the wild growing where grazing animals cannot get at them. Jeanie Jones. Close up of flower showing typically long style and characteristic stigma. Nepal. Jeanie Jones.
Typical M. grandis leaves. Non flowering plant which indicates that this will develope into a perennial plant dying underground in winter. Jeanie Jones. The same population as the previous 3 but a better colour! Margaret Thorne.