Although it is a common plant, Mecanopsis
cambrica, or Welsh Poppy, is one I love! Its main season of flowering is in early summer, but it can actually be in flower any time from May to December if the
weather is mild. I have these in yellow and orange, and even some which have cross-pollinated to form flowers which are yellow with orange edges! The elongated
green seed pods are also very useful for interest in flower arrangements. The two pictured below are in flower in different parts of the garden, and they are
certainly a cheery sight on a grey October day!