Argemone munita subsp. argentea

G. B. Ownbey

Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 83. 1958.

Synonyms: Argemone munita var. argentea (G. B. Ownbey) Shinners
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems greenish white, 4-8 dm, with 100-300 prickles per cm⊃2; on main stem below capsule, longest prickles 7-10 mm. Leaf blades: surfaces usually densely prickly on veins and intervein areas. Inflorescences: bud prickles simple. Capsules densely prickly, surface partially obscured, prickles unequal, longest 7-10 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting spring–summer.
Habitat: Dry desert ranges
Elevation: 150-850 m


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Lower Taxa