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Argemone albiflora ssp. albiflora

Argemone albiflora Hornem. ssp. albiflora

Bluestem Pricklypoppy, White Prickly Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy family)

Synonym(s): Argemone alba


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Prickly, with 3-7 valves, up to about 1-1/2 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , SC , TN , WI
Native Habitat: Waste places, roadsides, fields, beaches, dunes, coastal plains.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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