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Mexican Poppy(Argemone mexicana)

Mexican Poppy(Argemone mexicana)
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Copyright: Vera Messias Marques (VeraMMarques) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 45] (461)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-13
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 17:29
Viewed: 16788
Points: 10
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Argemone mexicana (Mexican Poppy, Mexican Prickly Poppy or Cardosanto) is a species of poppy found in Mexico and now widely naturalized in the United States and India. An annual herb with bright yellow sap, it has been used by the Natives of the western US and parts of Mexico. The seed-pods secrete a pale-yellow latex substance when cut open. This argemone resin contains berberine and protopine, and is used medicinally as a sedative.

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Bonjour Véra,

Jolie photo !


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-31 8:47]

very goos details and sharpness,thaks for share this beautifull pic,best whishes,Luciano

Olá Vera.
Excelente foto!
Ótima coloração e nitidez.
Excelente POV proporcionando a visão de belos detalhes.
Bela composição, com a flor em destaque no centro (superior).
José Roberto

Hi Vera,
This is a very common weed in the fields in India. This normally flowers during summer months on the northern plains.
You have captured a very sharp picture of the flower.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

ps: I will check and write the name tomorrow.

Yes, This is called Mexican Poppy (Argemone mexicana)

beauty flower of cardosanto mexican Vera
i like intensive colors and the small spider that appears.

tfs sERGIO

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