Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
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Mexican Prickly-poppy, Mexican Poppy
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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.
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")
Alternate & basal rosette
Bright yellow, rarely pale lemon yellow
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
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