Friday, 14 January 2005

Meconopsis forrestii


( Close relative of M. horridula ) A localized plant from Yunnan and Adjacent Sichuan. Tall leafless stems with a few 4 petalled flowers on the top from pale blues to purple. Filaments are purple and anthers are orange. The fruits are characteristic in being tall (up to 7-8 cms) thin and sparsely bristly.


Seed purportedly of this has been available recently and Forrest sent much home which was not brought to flowering. Another of these Chinese plants that we really have yet to learn how to grow (q.v. M lancifolia).

Map Location

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