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Himalayan Yellow Poppy
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Himalayan Yellow Poppy
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Himalayan Yellow Poppy
Botanical name: Papaver dhwojii    Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Synonyms: Meconopsis dhwojii

Himalayan Yellow Poppy is one of the several yellow poppies from the Himalayas which are particularly difficult to differentiate from each other. This one has large, pale yellow flowers. Leaves are lobed, and densely covered with silvery hairs. Himalayan Yellow Poppy is found on open slopes, grazing grounds in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 3600-4300 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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