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Argemone chisosensis (Chisos mountain prickly poppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Argemone chisosensis

Argemone chisosensis G.B. Ownbey

Chisos Mountain Prickly Poppy, Pink Prickly Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)


USDA Symbol: ARCH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The pink prickly poppy’s 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: The Chisos Mountains of western Texas, south into Chihuahua and Coahuila

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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