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Argemone aurantiaca (Texas pricklypoppy)
Stone, Robert L.

Argemone aurantiaca

Argemone aurantiaca G.B. Ownbey

Texas pricklypoppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ARAU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Denticulate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Stamens yellow.

Distribution

USA: TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Conditions Comments: The leaves and stems are prickly but the flowers are very showy. Endemic to Texas, primarily found on and near the Edwards Plateau. Nice addition to a wildflower meadow.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0947 Collected Sep 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PAK-1 Collected 2010-06-19 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Argemone aurantiaca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Argemone aurantiaca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Argemone aurantiaca

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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