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Prickly poppy

(Argemone platyceras)

Grows along roadsides and in pastures. Drought resistant. Prickles cover most of the plant except the petals and the yellow sap is poisonous. Cattle avoid the plant, so the poppies flourish on over-grazed range. Some areas have plants with yellow or rose colored blooms.

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