Bluestem Pricklypoppy (Argemone albiflora subsp. texana)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: Usually 1 1/2 to 2 feet but can attain heights to 5 feet
Leaves: Other: Lobed, prickly
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Spiny capsule containing brownish-black seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

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Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010This flower is very delicate.
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Location: Goldthwaite, TXDate: 2012-05-13
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Location: Goldthwaite, TXDate: 2012-05-13
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Location: Goldthwaite, TXDate: 2012-05-13
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