Mexican poppy

Argemone mexicana

  • Mexican poppy
  • Mexican poppy
  • Flower name
    Mexican poppy
  • Scientific name
    Argemone mexicana
  • AliasMexican poppy,, Prickly poppy , 薊芥子
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Mexican poppy

Mexican poppy, scientific name:Argemone mexicana, is an annual grass of family Papaveraceae, the genus argemone introduced during the Edo period for one yeanative to Mexicor. Flowers similar thistle leaves the thorny Papaver. White-veined green foliage. Very similar to scape away yellow evening primrose yellow valve 6 flowers bloom. Pistil stigma in the middle of the flower stand out in dark red. It is a poisonous plant.

Generic name: Mexican poppy, scientific name:Argemone mexicana, origin: Mexico, environment: arid, life-forms: year grass, height: 50-60 cm stem top branches, stems spines of, leaves: pinnate leaf color: Green characters stand out white veins, phyllotaxis: spiny + serrated with, alternate, leaf, leaf blade length: 10-20 cm, flowering time: June-August, flower color: yellow, petals number six, Flower diameter:4.5- 6 cm, pistil number: 1, stigma discoid in dark red Tip: 5 crack the number of stamens in the anther color: bright yellow, fruit: capsule and ripens fruit, fruit shape: oval, spines of the fruit diameter: 2-3 cm, use: garden planted with ornamental and miscellaneous: poisonous plants.


  • Eye
    Ranunculales
  • Family
    Papaveraceae
  • Genus
    Argemone
  • Species
    A. mexicana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeannual grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.5 ~ 6.0 cm

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