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Argemone munita

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Argemone munita

Botanical Name: Argemone munita
Common Name: Prickly Poppy or Chicalote

Beautiful deciduous, short-lived perennial. Best treated as an annual. Attractive foliage and incredible flowers that are similar to Matilija Poppy. Will reseed under regular garden conditions.

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Annual or Perennial
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White with yellow center
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North West, Central West, South West, Great Basin, Desert Mountains, Baja CA
Natural Habitat: Open areas, particularly common after fire. Elevation 200 to 9,000 feet.

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