Meconopsis aculeata - Poppy ( Click to enlarge)

Meconopsis aculeata – Poppy ( Click to enlarge)

Local name Poppy
Botanical name

Meconopsis aculeata

Family Papaveraceae
Description and uses It is an erect, perennial herb, 40-60 tall.   Flowers large, sky-blue to purplish-blue, racemosely arranged at the apex. The best season for flowering and fruiting is June – September and is found in rock- crevices and amongst boulders in alpine zones, in all valleys of GHNP at an altitude of 3000-4200m. This plant is used as tonic.