Bluestem Pricklypoppy
Argemone albiflora

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Argemone (AR-ge-mon-ee) (Info)
Species: albiflora (al-BIH-flor-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Herbs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California

Palo Cedro, California

Richmond, California

Bartow, Florida

Madison, Florida

Wamego, Kansas

Arlington, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

Midland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 17, 2007, Gina_Rose from Hollywood, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Also known as White Prickly Poppy, it's range is from Wisconsin east to Massachusetts, south to FL, west to TX and north through Arkansas to Iowa.

It's habitat is usually waste places and roadsides.

These are very prickly, use gloves!!!
They also do not seem to like transplanting, and/or may take a long time to recover.

Positive

On Nov 29, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bluestem Pricklypoppy Argemone albiflora is native to Texas and other States. Very much worth cultivating.

Positive

On Apr 27, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This wildling grows along the railroad tracks here, and faithfully blooms every spring. MN4

Neutral

On Jan 20, 2005, JodyC from Palmyra, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Folk remedy for cancers,itching and scabies.
Contains Toxic alkaloids