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Argemone mexicana

Argemone mexicana
Mexican prickly poppy
Prickly barrel-shaped seedpods developing
Synonym(s) Argemone leiocarpa
Common name Mexican prickly poppy
Family papaveraceae
Life cycle annual or perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow (spring)
Size 20"
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought-tolerant

Wildflower, usually annual, whose deeply cut spined leaves are gray-green with whitish veins. Papery yellow flower appear in spring. Occurs naturally in the southern and southeastern US. Ours didn't act like an annual – they stayed small throughout their first year, then shot up in early spring of year two, blooming by mid-March.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (22%G, 10d)

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