Prickly Poppy - Papaver argemone
Herb: Prickly Poppy
Latin name: Papaver argemone
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Medicinal use of Prickly Poppy:An infusion or syrup made from the petals is used as a sudorific.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:A common weed of light soils in the south of Britain, becoming rare in the north.
Propagation of Prickly Poppy:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:A common weed of light soils in the south of Britain, becoming rare in the north.
Known hazards of Papaver argemone:This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low. The seed is not toxic.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.