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Argemone sanguinea (Red prickly poppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Argemone sanguinea

Argemone sanguinea Greene

Red prickly poppy, Red pricklypoppy, Rose prickly poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Synonym(s): Argemone platyceras var. rosea

USDA Symbol: ARSA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Flowers 3.5 inches
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Roadsides

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay


Use Ornamental: Color, Blooms ornamental, Pocket prairie, Wildflower meadow
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Bees, Nectar-beetles, Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1008 Collected 2007-04-04 in Starr County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

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


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

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