Mexican Prickly Poppy


Musings of an Inconsistent Libran

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Spotted while trekking to Firangai Devi Cave Temple at Nanoli.

Mexican Prickly Poppy or Argemone Mexicana.

What attracted me more are the leaves. They are alternate, without leaf stalks, serrated and the margins are spiny. The grey-white veins stand out against the bluish-green upper leaf surface. They are extremely prickly.

In Sanskrit the plant is called Svarnakshiri. Svarna means ‘gold’ and ‘kshiri’ – juice.

It is considered toxic for cattle.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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