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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)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 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 (opens in a new tab).






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