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VI Region, Limahuida, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 10 27, 2007

 

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Species:  Argemone subfusiformis Ownbey sbsp. subfusiformis
Family:  Papaveraceae Identification OK   
Order:  Papaverales
Chilean Name: 
English Name: 
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Record:  0863
About 3 Argemone in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 6 Papaveraceae in Chile and 6 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   POISONOUS Plant   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 4 petals   Yellow, 5 petals   Yellow, 6 petals      Annual   Biannual     

Native    Not Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

This is a very imposing annual plant, very easy to grow and spectacular to watch, due to its big yellow flowers, throny leaves, throny buds, and throny fruits. Once you establish the plant, it will resow automatically each year, and you will even obtain surpluss seeds for trading. Being an annual plant, it does not present problems for cold climates, but it may not be able to reach maturity in places where the summer period is very short.

Image of Argemone subfusiformis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argemone subfusiformis

VI Region, Limahuida, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 10 27, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual
Biannual

Flower: Yellow, 4 petals
Yellow, 5 petals
Yellow, 6 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Argemone subfusiformis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argemone subfusiformis

VI Region, Limahuida, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 10 27, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Argemone subfusiformis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argemone subfusiformis

VI Region, Limahuida, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 10 27, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
POISONOUS Plant

 

 

 

Image of Argemone subfusiformis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argemone subfusiformis

VI Region, Limahuida, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 10 27, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

Very easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the seeds of this plant germinate so easily, you can sow the seeds directly into the ground. Forget about complicated soil mixtures - keep it simple, the only requirement being that the soil has good drainage. Maintain the seeds wet at all times until they emerge, then reduce watering to a minimum (this plant grows in areas where there are no more than 3 inches of rain per year"). Expose to sun.

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More photos (3) of Argemone subfusiformis Ownbey sbsp. subfusiformis available here

More species from the same Papaveraceae family in our data base:

Argemone hunnemannii (Cardo Santo)

Argemone subfusiformis

Eschscholzia californica (Dedal de oro / Copa de oro)

Papaver somniferum (Amapola / Adormidera)

Papaver sp. #1448

Papaver sp. 1121 #1121

 

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