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Argemone squarrosa (Hedgehog pricklypoppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Argemone squarrosa

Argemone squarrosa Greene

Hedgehog Pricklypoppy, Hedgehog Prickly Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Denticulate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 76 - Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses (1996) Kansas State University
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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