Mojave Prickly Poppy

Mojave Prickly Poppy

Mojave Prickly Poppy (Argemone corymbosa) along the descent route from Little Pyramid Peak Lake Mead Area, Nevada. March 2008. (The plant in the background on the left is a Sunray) Argemone corymbosa is a perennial forb. Its stems and leaves are covered in stout spines and thus its name. The flowers are large and white in color.
Anya Jingle
on Apr 11, 2008 3:43 pm
Image Type(s): Flora,  Scenery
Image ID: 395527


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lcarreau - Apr 13, 2008 11:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Anya ...

Outstanding Prickly Poppy. What is
perennial? Does that mean it only blooms
at a specific time of the year, and
becomes dormant in winter?

Please, if you look in my gallery, cover
up your eyes because I have a Salt Cedar
posted in there. Sp-member 'SoCalHiker'
recently posted some kind of cactus
growing in eastern California. I think
it might be Engelmann's Prickly Pear?
No flowers, just spines. - Larry

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 14, 2008 4:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Anya ...

Larry, perennials live for many years. Some become dormant and loose all the foilage and appear dead but their roots and crown are still alive and the plant revives in spring.
Annuals die after about a year and have to start all over from seeds.

I don't like Salt Cedars, but a photo is good so others learn what tamarisks look like. I know of a really cool canyon called Moonscape in Lake Mead with great hot springs flowing there, but it is all ruined by tamarisks. If they were gone this would be such a gorgeous spot. Best of all it's not easy to get to so crowds would not be an issue. Oh, well.


hiltrud.liu - Apr 14, 2008 6:04 pm - Voted 10/10


A wonderful picture!
Cheers, Hiltrud

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 14, 2008 11:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Magnificent!

I'm glad you liked it Hiltrud. Greetings!

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