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Argemone ochroleuca

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(Mexican Poppy)

FAMILY

Papaveraceae

Species

Argemone ochroleuca

Common name(s)

Mexican Poppy

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Herb to 1 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems covered with yellow prickles, sap yellow milky. Leaves alternate, green to bluish–green, margins toothed/lobed and prickly. Flowers solitary with 5 yellow petals 3-7 cm diameter. Fruit a prickly capsule – common along watercourses.

Argemone ochroleuca