Argemone albiflora

Common Name:  White Prickly Poppy

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habit - this individual is small, these plants can grow to 1.5 m tall! leaf - notice the extent to which the leaf is divided, the prickles are primarily on the margins and the leaf veins. Can you see the axillary bud?
what is the leaf arrangement for this species? what type of leaf attachment is present?  flower - the specific epithet describes the flower (albi = white, flora = flower). Many other species in this family also have showy flowers such as the Californian poppy (Eschscholtzia californica).

the fruit is a capsule that is also armed.