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Papaver argemone - L.

Common Name Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy
Family Papaveraceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low[76]. The seed is not toxic[76].
Habitats A common weed of light soils in the south of Britain, becoming rare in the north[17].
Range Central and southern Europe, including Britain.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Papaver argemone Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy


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Papaver argemone Prickly Poppy, Long pricklyhead poppy

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Papaver argemone is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Diaphoretic

An infusion or syrup made from the petals is used as a sudorific[240].

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[1, 200]. Does not do well on wet clay soils but succeeds in most other soils[115]. Plants usually self-sow freely when growing in suitable conditions so long as the soil surface is disturbed[238]. When growing in cereal fields, poppies decrease the yields of nearby cereal plants[18, 20]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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