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Mexican Poppy Argemone mexicana 100 Seeds USA Company

Mexican Poppy Argemone mexicana 100 Seeds USA Company

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Argemone mexicana, commonly known as Mexican prickly poppy, is a flowering plant belonging to the Papaveraceae family. Here's a description:

Appearance: It is an annual herbaceous plant that typically grows between 30 to 120 centimeters (1 to 4 feet) tall, though it can sometimes reach heights of up to 150 centimeters (5 feet). The plant has a distinctive appearance, characterized by its spiny leaves and stems. The leaves are deeply lobed, spiny, and bluish-green in color.

Flowers: The flowers of Argemone mexicana are quite striking. They are solitary, large, and showy, with bright yellow or occasionally white petals. Each flower has numerous stamens and a prominent central pistil. The flowers typically bloom during the summer months.

Fruits: After flowering, the plant produces capsule-like fruits that are covered in spines. These fruits contain numerous small seeds. When the capsules mature, they split open, releasing the seeds.

Habitat: Argemone mexicana is native to Mexico but has spread to other parts of North and South America, as well as some other regions around the world. It is often found growing in disturbed areas such as roadsides, fields, and waste areas. It prefers sunny locations and can tolerate a wide range of soil types.

Ecological Impact: While it is considered a noxious weed in some areas due to its ability to spread rapidly and compete with native vegetation, Argemone mexicana also has ecological value. Its flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and its seeds provide a food source for birds and other wildlife. All parts of the plant are toxic. Hardy in zones 8-12.


Growing Instructions for the Mexican Prickly Poppy


The seeds can be sown on the ground and then watered. They will germinate in 2 weeks. 1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 2. Put the seeds on the soil. 3. Water the seeds. 4. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 5. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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