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Argemone aenea (Golden pricklypoppy)
Cliffe, Harry

Argemone aenea

Argemone aenea G.B. Ownbey

Golden Pricklypoppy, Golden Prickly Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)


USDA Symbol: arae

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-18 Collected 2006-05-18 in Val Verde County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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