The welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) belongs to Papaveraceae (the Poppy family). It is a perennial herb that is native to Western Europe, from the British Isles to the Iberian Peninsula. It has, however, been widely naturalised outside its native range. This herb grows in wet rocky places and shady banks in upland areas, and it can reach 30-45 cm in height. The leaves are pinnately compound with pinnately divided leaflets. The yellow or orange flowers bloom in June and July.