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Colorful Characters: Top 10 Species of 2012

Lofty Poppy

One of the top 10 new species, the Nepalese autumn poppy, or <em>Meconopsis autumnalis</em>, shown here flowering in the wild at more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) in Nepal, Himalaya.

(Image credit: Paul Egan)

One of the top 10 new species, the Nepalese autumn poppy, or Meconopsis autumnalis, shown here flowering in the wild at more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) in Nepal, Himalaya.