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Sonoran Desert Plants
Argemone ochroleuca ssp.ochroleuca (Mexican Prickly Poppy)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Argemone ochroleuca ssp.ochroleuca

 Argemone ochroleuca ssp.ochroleuca

 Argemone ochroleuca ssp.ochroleuca

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate,bipinnatifid,spiny toothed,glaucous
Flower Color: yellow to orange
Flowering Period: Apr. to May
Spines: spiny leaves
Family: Papaveraceae (poppy family)
Abundance: introduced, rare
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 50 (8.7 MB pdf)

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