Argemone mexicana L.
Common Name: MEXICAN PRICKLY POPPY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of tropical America, now a widespread weed in warm regions of both hemispheres and occasionally reported as escaped from cultivation as far north as our region, but apparently not long persisting, though first collected as long ago as 1875 in Wayne Co.

Locations

Kent County
St. Clair County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1884.