- Flower nameArgemone alba
- Scientific nameargemone alba
- Aliasargemone alba, ホワイト プリクリー ポピー, White Prickly Poppy
- Place of originwestern and southern North America and Mekosiko
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August
What is Argemone alba
Argemone alba , also called White Prickly Poppy, (scientific name: Argemone alba), native to western and southern North America and Mekosiko, is an annual herb in the poppy family Papaveraceae, In its native habitat, it grows wild in arid areas. It has thorns on its stems and buds to protect it from wild animals. The flowers are white and the pistil column heads are red. It is an insectivore that attracts bees with its pollen and nectar. The whole plant contains alkaloids and produces a yellow milky sap that is poisonous when injured. The genus name, Argemone, means "cataract" in Greek, and the liquid is believed to cure diseases. It reproduces by seed. In the same genus is the yellow-flowered Thistle poppy, scientific name: Argemone mexicana.
Common name: Argemone alba, scientific name: argemone alba, botanical name: White Prickly Poppy, plant height: 30-150 cm, leaf length: 7.5-20 cm, leaf shape: pinnate, flowering season: June to September, flower diameter: 10 cm, flower color: white, fruit type: capsule.