Papaver argemone

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Papaver argemone
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Papaver
Species: P. argemone
Binomial name
Papaver argemone
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Papaver argemone is a species of the genus Papaver. Its common names include long pricklyhead poppy and pale poppy. Its native range includes parts of Eurasia and North Africa, and it is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It can be found growing wild in parts of North America where it is an introduced species.

This annual herb grows up to half a meter tall, its stem coated in stiff prickly hairs. The poppy flower has usually four pale red petals with dark bases, each measuring about 2 centimeters long.

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