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Taxon: Papaver argemone L.

Genus: Papaver section: Argemonidium
Family: Papaveraceae subfamily: Papaveroideae tribe: Papavereae
Nomen number: 26668
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:506. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 10-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-May-2004
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • pale poppy   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • pale poppy   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English   [Papaver argemone subsp. argemone]
  • prickly poppy   (Source: F BritStace ) – English   [Papaver argemone subsp. argemone]
  • prickly poppy   (Source: Poppies 137. 1993) – English
  • Sand-Mohn   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • spikvallmo   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt [n.]; Morocco
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden [s.]; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Ukraine [w. & Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

    North America



Check other web resources for Papaver argemone L.:


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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