Argemone aurantiaca G.B. Ownbey
Texas Pricklypoppy, Texas Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: ARAU2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual , Biennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Denticulate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Petals white. Stamens yellow.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Conditions Comments: The leaves and stems are prickly but the flowers are very showy. Endemic to Texas, primarily found on and near the Edwards Plateau. Nice addition to a wildflower meadow.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0947 Collected Sep 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-PAK-1 Collected 2006-06-06 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Argemone aurantiaca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Argemone aurantiaca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Argemone aurantiaca
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-21
Research By: TWC Staff