The seed pods form in an upright position and ripen. The pod splits open then slowly turns brown and falls to the side spilling the seeds onto the ground.
Pinellas County, Florida, February 2004
This plant is becomming a pest on the Canary Islands
First Seedling - Late January 2006 - Hillsborough County, Florida
A native to Tropical America.
a very prickly poppy
Photographed near Zapata, Texas