• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Argemone L.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Stems, lvs, and sep spiny; sep generally 3; pet generally 6; ovary unilocular, with 4–6 parietal placentas; style short or none; stigma dilated, 4–6-radiate; capsule spiny, the upper third opening by valves; coarse herbs with thistle-like foliage and large fls terminating the branches; juice in our spp. yellow. 20, New World.

  • Common Names

    prickly poppy