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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Red Poppy   Argemone sanguinea    
Poppy family — Papaveraceae

Also known as:
Spiny Pricklepoppy, Rose Prickly Poppy

Slides: (click for larger view)


Despite the name, the petals of the red poppy can vary from white to pink to red. Like its cousin the white prickly poppy, it is a species of open areas, overgrazed fields, and weedy areas, but it rarely forms large solid patches like that species. It ranges from South Texas, where particularly common, to the Trans-Pecos.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: February, March, April, May

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