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Papaver argemone - L.
                 
Common Name Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low[76]. The seed is not toxic[76].
Habitats A common weed of light soils in the south of Britain, becoming rare in the north[17].
Range Central and southern Europe, including Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Papaver argemone Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy


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Papaver argemone Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy
   
Physical Characteristics
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Papaver argemone is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Diaphoretic.

An infusion or syrup made from the petals is used as a sudorific[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[1, 200]. Does not do well on wet clay soils but succeeds in most other soils[115]. Plants usually self-sow freely when growing in suitable conditions so long as the soil surface is disturbed[238]. When growing in cereal fields, poppies decrease the yields of nearby cereal plants[18, 20]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Corydalis aureaScrambled Eggs02
Corydalis cava 03
Corydalis edulis 10
Corydalis falconeri 00
Corydalis govaniana 02
Corydalis incisa 11
Corydalis intermedia 01
Corydalis juncea 10
Corydalis ochotensis 10
Corydalis pallida 10
Corydalis solidaFumewort, Spring fumewort13
Corydalis ternataThree-Leaf Corydalis02
Corydalis vaginans 01
Corydalis yanhusuoYan Hu Suo03
Dicentra canadensisSquirrel Corn12
Dicentra cucullariaDutchman's Breeches02
Dicentra spectabilisBleeding Heart, Japanese Bleeding Heart, Common Bleeding Heart10
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornian Poppy13
Glaucium flavumHorned Poppy, Yellow hornpoppy21
Macleaya cordataPlume Poppy01
Meconopsis aculeata 12
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