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Great PaulVDV 2021-06-25 9:25

Hello Beverley,
What a surprise to me that the UK has its own kind of poppies.
They turn out to be Welsh in origin. Presumably their original name is therefore a very long and unpronounceable word :)
Remarkably these flowers don't produce nectar in any quantity, nor do they have a flower structure that allows nectar to collect. Yet they have found their own survival system. Or maybe that's the reason why we don't know them here.
Splendid close ups with the lonely bee and with the many dew drops, or rain drops.
Best regards, Paul

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Hello Paul, these Welsh poppies have become very common around my garden!
They seed so easily and can be yellow or orange.
The bees don't seem to prefer one colour more than another.

In a few weeks time, there will be a slightly different sort of poppy in bloom, opium poppies. These can be red, pink or mauve and, like the Welsh poppies, seed easily. In the Uk climate, they do not produce opium!

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Bve :-)
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