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Pale Rough-fruit Poppy - Papaver argemone

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual with hispid foliage. Stems 15–50 cm, simple or branched. Leaf blades twice pinnately divided, to 12 cm long. Flowers solitary on branch tips; petals red with a black base, to 25 mm long. Capsules oblong, 15–20 mm long with stiff hairs (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Sporadic throughout the U.S.; introduced from Europe. Collected in Ravalli County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Escaped from cultivation to roadsides and disturbed fields, though populations do not persist; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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