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Argemone chisosensis (Chisos mountain pricklypoppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Argemone chisosensis

Argemone chisosensis G.B. Ownbey

Chisos Mountain pricklypoppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ARCH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The pink prickly poppy’s delicate flower is pale pink to lavender, 2 1/2–3 1/2 inches across, with 6 petals that are soft in texture and droop gracefully. The stems are prickly, as are the leaves on the underside. The leaves are lobed, especially the lower ones.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: The Chisos Mountains of western Texas, south into Chihuahua and Coahuila

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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