Botanical Name: Argemone corymbosa
Common Name: Mojave Prickly Poppy
Beautiful white flowers with large yellow centers, leaves are long and prickly. Flower is similar to the Matilija Poppy, but the plant is much smaller and does not spread.
Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 3300'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White with yellow center
Distribution: Eastern Sierra, Mojave Desert, especially near Cima and Kelso
Natural Habitat: Desert, dry slopes, flats between 1200' - 3300'
Under Oaks: FALSE
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