SJ8959 : Flower of the Welsh Poppy

near to Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Flower of the Welsh Poppy
Flower of the Welsh Poppy
This is a close-up of the flower seen in SJ8959 : Welsh Poppy. The Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) is a native member of the Papaveraceae family, the four-petalled flower can be yellow or orange. Its preferred habitats are damp, shaded, areas of rocky ground although it is starting to appear in more open habitats. It is a plant that is very good at growing in gaps and cracks between rocks and stones, a habit that has led it to start colonising urban areas where it will grow between paving flags and at the bases of walls. The Welsh Nationalist party, Plaid Cymru, adopted the flower as their emblem in 2006.
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2011
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Closeup 
Place (from Tags)
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 899 592 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.8243N 2:9.1263W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 899 592
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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