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Meconopsis aculeata - Royle.
                 
Common Name
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards The whole plant, but especially the root, is considered to be poisonous, it contains narcotic principles[211, 240].
Habitats Rocky slopes and damp rocks, 3000 - 4000 metres[51]
Range E. Asia - W. Himalayas from Pakistan to Uttar Pradesh.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary

Meconopsis aculeata


Meconopsis aculeata
   
Physical Characteristics
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Meconopsis aculeata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

The plant is said to be edible[145] but no further details are known, not even which part of the plant can be eaten.
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Febrifuge;  Narcotic.

The root contains narcotic principles[211, 240]. The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, where it is considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency[241]. Analgesic and febrifuge, it is used to help heal broken bones, to treat inflammation from fractures and pain in the upper bodily region, especially around the ribs[241].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Grows best in a woodland soil in partial shade[1, 200]. The soil should be lime-free, moist, well-drained and moderately rich[200]. Dislikes full sun and windy positions[200]. Monocarpic, the plants living for a number of years before flowering but then dying once they flower[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late summer. Spring sown seed is slower to germinate[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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