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Thursday - October 27, 2005

From: Grand Canyon, AZ
Region: Other
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Dfferences between Argemone arizonica and other Argemones
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I am trying to find information about the differences between the Argemone arizonica which grows only in the Grand Canyon and the other Argemones which grow in the rest of the U.S. Do you have any insight?

ANSWER:

You can find a key to the Genus Argemone in the Family Papaveraceae online in eFloras that gives you the identifying characteristics for 23 species, including Argemone arizonica, in North America.

 

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