Taxon  Report   657    
Argemone munita  Durand & Hilg.
Chicalote,  Prickly poppy
Argemone munita
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
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Argemone munita
© 2016 Keir Morse
Argemone munita
© 2003 Michael Charters
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
© 2009 Christopher L. Christie
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
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).