White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora)

Annual
A. alba.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
White Prickly Poppy
Argemone albiflora
Papaveraceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A tea made from the leaves is demulcent, emetic and purgative[222]. Caution is advised, the seed oil can cause glaucoma and oedema[222].

    An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of jaundice, skin ailments, colds, colic and wounds[222].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    All parts of the plant, including the seed, contain toxic alkaloids[222].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow April in situ[200]. The seed usually germinates in 3 – 4 weeks at 15¡c[134].
Easily grown in ordinary light soil in a sunny position[200]. Does best in a poor well-drained soil, often self-sowing on stony and sandy sites[200]. Plants resent root disturbance and are best sown in situ[134].
Southern N. America – Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and Illinois.

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