Blue poppy – Meconopis acculette

Scientific name: Meconopis acculette.

  1. It is considered the Queen of Himalayan Flowers.
  2. Found from Kumaon to Kashmir at elevations of 3,000 to 5,000 meters.

Why in News?

A recent study indicated that it is slowly depleting at lower altitudes and rocky moraines.

Not only the Blue Poppy but several other flowering plants, found at very high altitudes, are facing the “climb higher or die” situation due to climate change.

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