Pale Rough-fruit Poppy - Papaver argemone
Prickly Poppy, Long Pricklyhead Poppy, Pale Poppy
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)
Sporadic throughout the U.S.; introduced from Europe. Collected in Ravalli County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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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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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.