|Scientific Name||Argemone squarrosa||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ARSQ|
|Common Name||Hedgehog Prickly Poppy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||18928|
|Description||Habitat: Prairies, desert environments.
Plant: Upright, very prickly annual or biennial 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 feet tall; stems very prickly.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves, 2-1/2 to 5 inches long; deeply lobed edges with many spines at points; top leaf faces with no spines; lower leaf surfaces with spines on main rib.
Inflorescence: Large showy flowers up to 4 inches across, with 6 white, papery overlapping petals and many (150+) bright yellow stamens and dark pistil in center; oblong buds with some prickles and may have 2 to 3 horned sepals.
Bloom Period: April to August.
References: Flora of North America and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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