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Original price Rs. 45.00
Original price Rs. 45.00 - Original price Rs. 45.00
Original price Rs. 45.00
Current price Rs. 30.00
Rs. 30.00 - Rs. 30.00
Current price Rs. 30.00

Argemone mexicana, commonly known as Mexican poppy, prickly poppy, or yellow thistle, is a flowering plant species belonging to the family Papaveraceae. Native to Mexico, this plant is now found in various tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Here's some information about Argemone mexicana:

  1. Appearance: Argemone mexicana is a hardy, herbaceous annual or perennial plant that can reach a height of 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 centimeters). It has a distinctive appearance with gray-green, spiny leaves that give the plant a thistle-like appearance. The leaves are lobed and covered in a waxy layer, making them appear somewhat bluish-gray.

  2. Flowers: The flowers of Argemone mexicana are showy and attractive. They are large, measuring about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) in diameter, and have bright yellow or sometimes white petals. The flowers have numerous stamens and a central pistil, giving them a classic poppy-like appearance.

  3. Blooming season: Mexican poppy typically blooms during the warm months of the year, from spring to early autumn, depending on the location and climate.

  4. Distribution: The plant is native to Mexico but has been introduced to various regions, including parts of the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.

  5. Growing conditions: Argemone mexicana is a hardy and adaptable plant that can grow in a wide range of conditions. It thrives in full sunlight and prefers well-draining soil. Once established, it can tolerate drought and poor soil conditions.

  6. Medicinal uses: In traditional medicine, various parts of the Argemone mexicana plant, including the seeds, roots, and sap, have been used for medicinal purposes. They are believed to have antimicrobial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, it's essential to note that the plant contains toxic alkaloids and should only be used under proper medical supervision.

  7. Ecological impact: In some regions, Argemone mexicana is considered an invasive weed due to its ability to spread rapidly and outcompete native plant species.

  8. Other uses: The seeds of Argemone mexicana have been used to extract oil, which can be used for cooking or as a potential biodiesel source. Additionally, the sap of the plant has been used to make yellow dye for fabrics.

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