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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Argemone munita Durand & Hilg.
Flatbud prickly poppy, Flatbud pricklypoppy
USDA Symbol: ARMU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A short-lived, thorny, aggressive, perennial with 2-4 ft. spiny stems, lobed leaves, and showy, 3 in. white or yellow flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Root Type: Tap Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Flower:
Flowers 3 inches
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, UT Native Distribution:
Coast Ranges s. from San Luis Obispo Co., e. to UT. Native Habitat:
A variety of sites from 250-6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Various drier soils. Conditions Comments:
Useful only in large, rocky desert or mountain sites where little else will grow. Has the potential to be a very troublesome weed
and exudes a sap
which, if ingested, is poisonous to humans and range animals.
BenefitWarning: Seeds and other plant parts can be toxic if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagate from seed. Flowers the first year.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Fire-treated seeds often have better germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff