Argemone albiflora

white prickly-poppy, bluestem prickly-poppy


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: to 3 ft    Width: to 2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      green
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. This plant will bloom in late winter through spring displaying its large flowers when little else is blooming.
Considerations: Prickles can be an issue in some gardens. All parts of this plant are extremely toxic.
Propagation: Seed. While not commercially available, seeds can easily be collected along roadsides. Once established, it will self-seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral


wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Upland hardwood forest. On limestone.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Rarely grown, likely since it is a poisonous annual with prickles.