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Rough Prickly Poppy
Scientific Name: Argemone platyceras Link & Otto
Family: Papaveraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 8b-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, from 1500 to 8000 feet elevation (450-2400 m)

Growth Habits: Short lived perennial often grown as annual, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 2 feet spread (60 cm); alternate, clasping, bluish-green, deeply lobed leaves, 2 to 8 inches long (5-20 cm)

Watering Needs: Very low water

Propagation: Seeds

The species epithet 'platyceras' comes from the Latin for 'wide horn'.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers in spring and summer

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