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Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. It contains 30 to 32 species, commonly known as prickly poppies, that are native to the Americas and Hawaii. The generic name originated as αργεμωνη in Greek and was applied by Dioscorides to a poppy-like plant used to treat cataracts.
Throughout the Southwest deserts from California east to Texas and to northern Nevada and Utah.
Sonoran Desert (A. munita and A. platyceras)
Chihuahuan Desert (A. polyanthemos)
Great Basin Desert (A. pleicantha)
Sandy or gravelly desert roadsides and washes below 8,000 feet.
White, papery flowers with a bright, single eye of yellow stamens bloom year round. Flowers grow to 3 inches wide and have 6 broad, delicate, wrinkled petals.
Prickly Poppy is the name used for various species of the Argemone Genus, all virtually indistiguishable from each other. Members of the Poppy Family are characterized by flowers with numerous stamens and 4 to 6 petals.
This very branchy, pale green plant grows to 4 feet high and is covered with yellow pricklies. Long, very lobed, spiny leaves resembling thistles grow to 8 inches. All parts of this plant contain alkaloids that are poisonous. It is common throughout the West because not even cattle eat it.
Prickly Poppies are also called
Cowboy's Fried Egg