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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Argemone gracilenta (Prickly poppy, Cowboys Fried Eggs, cardo, Crested Pricklepoppy, Bluestem Pricklepoppy, Chicalote)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Argemone gracilenta

 Argemone gracilenta

 Argemone gracilenta

 Argemone gracilenta

Habitat: valleys, washes, ditches
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Apr. to Nov.
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Papaveraceae (poppy family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 49 (8.7 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Argemone gracilenta (opens in a new tab).






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