Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Argemone ochroleuca Sweet subsp. ochroleuca 
Mexican poppy, devil's fig, golden thistle of Peru, Mexican pricklepoppy, Mexican thistle, prickly poppy, white thistle, yellow poppy
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Central America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Annual, very spiny herb up to 0.9 m high; stems exude a yellow sap when cut. Leaves: Grey or bluish-green, with prominent white veins, spiny; up to 150 mm x 60 mm. Flowers: Pale yellow or creamy white, September–January(–all year). Fruit: Spiny capsules, oblong, green turning brown, up to 50 mm long, splitting into five lobes and releasing numerous small black seeds.
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