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Genus: Argemone (prickly poppies)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Papaveraceae Subfamily: Papaveroideae

About 23 species, native to the Americas, the West Indies and the Hawaiian Islands.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Argemone mexicana (Yellow-flowered Mexican poppy)

A Declared Category 1 invasive plants in South Africa. Flowers are yellow.

 

Argemone ochroleuca subsp. ochroleuca (White-flowered Mexican poppy)

A Declared Category 1 invasive plants in South Africa. Flowers are creamy to pale yellow.

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