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Bhutan’s national flower and symbol of happiness, the Blue Poppy is actually a new species

Bhutan’s national flower and symbol of happiness, the Blue Poppy is actually a new species

New Species, Plants March 29, 2017 at 12:37 pm

It has been discovered that the national flower, the Blue Poppy is a new species to science with the discovery of two more new species of the Meconopsis : Meconopsis elongata and Meconopsis merakensis.  Bhutan’s National Biodiversity Centre curator of herbarium, Rinchen Yangzom said the scientific name has been changed because it had been misidentified as  a separate species, Meconopsis grandis, which is not found in Bhutan.  Another two new species of blue poppy were also discovered in addition to the national flower of Bhutan, econopsis merakensis and Meconopsis elongata,