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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Argemone albiflora Hornem.
Carolina poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy

Argemone albiflora
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Papaveraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern and central United States; Mexico.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Doubtfully Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Doubtfully native. Collected once in 1982 by Chuck McCartney as a weed along a roadside in Broward County (numbered as 2341 FTG, in error). The specimen is labelled as posthumous, but this is an error referring to George N. Avery, who determined the identification, not Chuck McCartney, who passed away in 2020. The number is also from Avery's sequence, not that of McCartney.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: A. alba.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported only in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West.

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Argemone albiflora
Copyright by: Shirley Denton