OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 085-02-002:
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mexican Prickly-poppy, Mexican Poppy


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image of Argemone mexicana, Mexican Prickly-poppy, Mexican Poppy

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_arme4_001_lvd

        

image of Argemone mexicana, Mexican Prickly-poppy, Mexican Poppy

Keith Bradley    kab_a_mexicana_00751

December    Miami-Dade County    FL

Flowers 4-7cm broad, subtended by 1-2 foliaceous bracts, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 085-02-002:
Argemone mexicana   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3224

Forb
Annual

Native: south Florida, West Indies, southward?

Habitat: Sandy roadsides and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has yellow latex (milky sap)

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Bright yellow, rarely pale lemon yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2-3 sepals
6 petals
30-50 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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