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Wild Prince

Wild Prince
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-19 5:37
Viewed: 3537
Points: 2
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This is also captured from Simlapal.
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Hi Biswarup,

This is a Mexican prickly poppy, Argemone mexicana (Papaveraceae), Hindi names: Shialkanta, Satyanashi, a native of Tropical America.
Same species is on photo from Saudi Arabia by hasim kilic, ID by fragman.

Best regards,

Hi Biswarup, Nice image.
This flower (Argemone mexicana) is not a native plant of India, but came here and spread as a weed. In bengali it is called Shial ka(n)ta. Dishonest businessmen use the oil of this plant to adulterate mustard oil and as a result many people are found to be paralyzed after using the adulterated oil as a cooking medium.

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