Prickly Poppy - Papaver argemone Prickly Poppy - Papaver argemone
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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:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
40 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
June
to July

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.