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Argemone mexicana

Phonetic Spelling
ar-GEH-mon-ee meks-sih-KAY-nah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Argemone mexicana is an annual herb with bright yellow sap.

 

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas in waste places, roadsides, old fields, pastures, barnyards, gardens

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#cream#white flowers#yellow flowers#weedy#cream flower#cream flowers#pastures#fields#Roadsides#old fields
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#yellow#poisonous#cream#white flowers#yellow flowers#weedy#cream flower#cream flowers#pastures#fields#Roadsides#old fields
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Argemone
    Species:
    mexicana
    Family:
    Papaveraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central Mexico to Honduras
    Distribution:
    Southern Coastal Plain, garden ornamental
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers have 4-6, bright yellow petals (cream-yellow or white forms) and many stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, with spine-tipped lobes and whitish wax that rubs off.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Poisonous through ingestion. (Poisonous parts: All parts, seeds). Symptoms may include: Vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty of seeing, fainting, and coma.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Isoquinoline alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems