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Claire Cockcroft

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Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:58:28 PM »
On my trek in Sikkim this summer, I saw two meconopsis.  The first was M. paniculata.  Two forms were seen; all but one  plant had yellow flowers.  The lone outlier had pink flowers.  Most were seen northeast of Lachung.
Claire Cockcroft
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 10:02:52 PM »
The second meconopsis was M. simplicifolia.  It grew mixed in with rhododendrons northeast of Lachung and in grassy, subalpine areas northwest of Lachen.  The color variation was very attractive.
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 10:04:35 PM »
Two more pictures from northeast of Lachung.
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 10:06:09 PM »
Northwest of Lachen, in grassy areas.
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 01:27:15 AM »
Looks wonderful, Claire! It seems like you had a great time. :)
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 02:44:54 AM »
I just realized I forgot to include Meconopsis horridula pictures.  The color of the flowers was extraordinary.  Pictures are a little blurry -- the wind was blowing things around.
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 11:21:56 AM »
Thank you for these pictures, it is so nice to see who they look in their natural habitat.
Did you see M.integrifolia? I hope to see flowers next summer in my seed grown plants and wonder how they look in the nature.
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Re: Meconopsis in Sikkim, 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 05:30:45 PM »
Sorry, Leena, we did not see M. integrifolia.  I was impressed by the huge number of plants of M. paniculata and M. simplicifolia.  Eye candy!
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