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Argemone albiflora - Hornem.
                 
Common Name White Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant, including the seed, contain toxic alkaloids[222].
Habitats Waste places[222]. Waste places, roadsides, fields, beaches, dunes and coastal plains from sea level to 300 metres[270].
Range Southern N. America - Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and Illinois.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Argemone albiflora White Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy


Clarence A. Rechenthin. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Texas State Office.
Argemone albiflora White Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy
James L. Reveal @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
   
Physical Characteristics
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Argemone albiflora is a ANNUAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
A. alba.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Demulcent;  Emetic;  Purgative;  Skin.

A tea made from the leaves is demulcent, emetic and purgative[222]. Caution is advised, the seed oil can cause glaucoma and oedema[222]. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of jaundice, skin ailments, colds, colic and wounds[222].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Easily grown in ordinary light soil in a sunny position[200]. Does best in a poor well-drained soil, often self-sowing on stony and sandy sites[200]. Plants resent root disturbance and are best sown in situ[134].
Propagation
Seed - sow April in situ[200]. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 4 weeks at 15°c[134].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppy13
Papaver argemonePrickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy01
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Elizabeth H.
Mon Aug 6 2007
i want information on Argemone seeds and what is its common name of it in India
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