Mexican Prickly Poppy, Texas Prickly Poppy; Argemone
Mexico and Texas.
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
About This Plant
Sun. An annual wildflower with lobed, bluish-grey thistle leaves, easily identified by its poppy-like spring flowers. Use it as a summer barrier plant in unwatered areas. It thrives in dry, sandy, or rocky soils, and reseeds prolifically in disturbed areas from roadsides to gardens. All parts of the plant, including its seed, are toxic. Not preferred by deer. There are three species: Argemone sanguinea is the burgundy-colored form, A. mexicana is the yellow form, and A. albiflora is white.
None required. Prickly leaves require careful handling.
3-6' H, 1-3' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
July, August, September, October