Argemone munita

Silvery prickly poppy

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   biennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   large, >2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   white
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   toxic/irritating
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   94,250
  • 2590
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Argemone munita

Common Name:Prickly poppy

Argemone munita, a dicot, is a annual, perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, ContraCosta, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Plumas, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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