Mexican Prickly Poppy is a prickly, hairless, branching herb with yellow
juice and showy yellow flowers, The Sanskrit name svarnakshiri is given
because of the yellow juice (Svarna - Gold; Kshiri - Juice ). In India it
is introducd and naturalised and occurs as wasteland weed in almost every
part of India. In many parts it is repoorted as crop weed also. The height
of this plant varies between 1-4 ft. Leaves are thistlelike,
stem-clasping, oblong, multiply cut, spiny, with white viens. Flowers
occur at the end of branches, yellow. 2.5-5.0 cm across. Fruits are
capsules. The plants is toxic to animals and cattle. Flowering: all year.
Identification credit: Tabish
Photographed in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand & Hiranagar, Jammu.
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