Common name: American Poppy
Argemone subfusiformis Ownbey APNI*
Description: Erect glabrous annual to 1.5 m high.
Leaves alternate, to 12 cm long, pale green-blue mottled with white, irregularly toothed or lobed, each lobe or tooth ending in a spine.
Petals c. 25 mm long, usually cream-coloured to yellow, shed early.
Capsule 2–4.5 cm long, oblong to ovoid.
Distribution and occurrence: uncommon weed of cultivation. Native of Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *NWS, *CWS, *NWP
Text by S.W.L. Jacobs
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