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Argemone albiflora

Bluestem prickly-poppy (Argemone albiflora) is a Florida-native landscape weed. All parts of this species are extremely toxic to livestock, people and pests. Their prickly leaves present problems with hand weeding and removal from gardens.   

  • Scientific Name: Argemone albiflora
  • Common Name: Bluestem prickly-poppy; White prickly-poppy
  • Seasonality: Warm, Year-round
  • Soil Type: Dry
  • Toxicity: Toxic to livestock, people, and pets
  • Most Commonly Found: Sandy soils in disturbed areas, fields, open grassy areas
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