Calflora
Taxon  Report   657    
Argemone munita  Durand & Hilg.
Chicalote,  Prickly poppy
Argemone munita
© 2003 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Argemone munita
© Gerald and Buff Corsi1999 California Academy of Sciences
Argemone munita
© 1997 Carol Bruce
Argemone munita, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Argemone munita
© 2003 Lynn Watson
Family: PAPAVERACEAE  
Genus: Argemone
Communities: Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Argemone munita ssp. argentea
ICPN: Argemone munita ssp. robusta
ICPN: Argemone munita ssp. rotundata
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More information about  Argemone munita
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARMU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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