Argemone polyanthemos

Common Names: Crested Prickly Poppy

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  habit - glaucous, prickly annual or biennial
bud with horned sepals Can you see the many stamens?


although there are no prickles on the upper leaf surfaces, prickles can be seen on the underside veins of the leaves

leaves are auricled-clasping  
Texas species contain a pale yellow to reddish-orange latex becoming brownish-black upon drying