Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3077

Forb
Annual/Biennial

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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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky-white to nearly clear latex

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins spiny ("spinose-dentate")

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White to pink or pale lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2-3 sepals
4-6 petals
Over 150 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Argemone albiflora var. albiflora   FAMILY Papaveraceae

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Argemone alba

 

COMMON NAME:
White Prickly-poppy, Carolina Poppy


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image of Argemone albiflora var. albiflora, White Prickly-poppy, Carolina Poppy

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aral9_001_lvd