Argemone

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Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae commonly known as prickly poppies.[2] There are about 32 species native to the Americas and Hawaii.[3] The generic name originated as ἀργεμώνη in Greek and was applied by Dioscorides to a poppy-like plant used to treat cataracts.[4][5]

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References

  1. ^ "Genus: Argemone L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2001-11-28. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  2. ^ a b "Argemone". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  3. ^ Argemone. Flora of North America.
  4. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3.
  5. ^ ἄργεμον (argemon) means "cataract" in Greek. See Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. I: A-C. CRC Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2.
  6. ^ "pua kala, kala, naule, pokalakala". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  7. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Argemone". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-28.

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Argemone: Brief Summary

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Argemone is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae commonly known as prickly poppies. There are about 32 species native to the Americas and Hawaii. The generic name originated as ἀργεμώνη in Greek and was applied by Dioscorides to a poppy-like plant used to treat cataracts.

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