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Argemone albiflora



Florida native


An occasional wildflower of open disturbed sites and roadsides, mostly in the north and central peninsula of Florida. The range includes Louisiana, Missouri and Iowa, most states east of the Mississippi northeast into New York and Massachusetts.
Bluestem pricklypoppy is also known as Carolina poppy. The leaves are conspicuously spiny and it has large white flowers. The stems are branched, spiny and growing to 1m (~ 3 ft.) tall with alternate, sessile and clasping leaves. The large white flowers are cup shaped with four or five crinkly, white petals surrounding many yellow stamens. The fruit is a spiny capsule.

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Argemone albiflora is a member of the Papaveraceae - Poppy family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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