Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3077

Forb
Annual/Biennial
Has milky-white to nearly clear latex

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia (presumably): but perhaps adventive
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it on sandy roadsides and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White to pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2-3 sepals
4-6 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Argemone albiflora var. albiflora   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Argemone albiflora ssp. albiflora   FAMILY Papaveraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 085-02-001:
Argemone albiflora   FAMILY Papaveraceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Argemone alba

 

COMMON NAME:
White Prickly-poppy, Carolina Poppy