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Uses

Toxic parts

All parts of the plant, including the seed, contain toxic alkaloids[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Argemone albiflora.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Argemone albiflora.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A tea made from the leaves is demulcent, emetic and purgative[1]. Caution is advised, the seed oil can cause glaucoma and oedema[1]. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of jaundice, skin ailments, colds, colic and wounds[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow April in situ[2]. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 4 weeks at 15°c[3].

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Cultivation

Easily grown in ordinary light soil in a sunny position[2]. Does best in a poor well-drained soil, often self-sowing on stony and sandy sites[2]. Plants resent root disturbance and are best sown in situ[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Argemone albiflora. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Argemone albiflora.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Argemone albiflora
Genus
Argemone
Family
Papaveraceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
  4. ? [Flora of N. America] ()