White Prickly Poppy
Height: 2-3' (60-90cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder) Order: Papaverales (Poppy Order) Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family) Genus: Argemone (Prickly Poppy) Species: grandiflora (large-flowered) ____________________________________
ARGEMONE grandiflora is a large prickly poppy with a muted colour-scheme. It grows to two or three feet high, with prickly stems and leaves, topped by very elegant white, papery poppy-type flowers, over 3" across, with brownish-orange stamens and a black blob in the centre.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seed pod is a long thin cylinder covered in spines.
Seed The seeds look like small black balls. There are many seeds in a pod.
Seedling The seedleaves are long and narrow. The first true leaves are greyish and lobed.
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