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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Argemone chisosensis G.B. Ownbey
Chisos Mountain pricklypoppy
USDA Symbol: ARCH2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The pink prickly poppys 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 CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff