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"Prickly Poppy" redirects here. For another plant known by this name, see Papaver argemone.

Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae commonly known as prickly poppies.[2] There are about 32 species native to the Americas and Hawaii.[3] The generic name originated as αργεμωνη in Greek and was applied by Dioscorides to a poppy-like plant used to treat cataracts.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Genus: Argemone L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2001-11-28. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Argemone". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  3. ^ Argemone. Flora of North America.
  4. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3. 
  5. ^ Αργεμον (argemon) means "cataract" in Greek. See Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. I: A-C. CRC Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2. 
  6. ^ "pua kala, kala, naule, pokalakala". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  7. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Argemone". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 


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