Annual or biennial herbs with yellow latex. Leaves deeply pinnately lobed or incised, spiny. Sepals 3, horned at the apex. Petals 6. Stigma ± capitate at apex, 4-6-lobed.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:27Specimens with Sequences:33Specimens with Barcodes:27Species:6Species With Barcodes:6Public Records:7Public Species:3Public BINs:0
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Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae commonly known as prickly poppies. There are about 32 species native to the Americas and Hawaii. The generic name originated as αργεμωνη in Greek and was applied by Dioscorides to a poppy-like plant used to treat cataracts.