The White Prickly Poppy

The White Prickly Poppy

The White Prickly Poppy

The White Prickly Poppy can be found on the hills of our ranch. The herbage is so prickly that it is usually untouched by cattle, even during seasons of drought. After seeing these throughout the property and knowing that the cows won't touch them, I began to wonder if these poppies are useful for anything. So I pulled out the book, "Wildflowers of Texas," by Geyata Ajilvgi to do some research. I found that besides being used for pollen by bees and other insects, these somewhat poisonous wildflowers have been used to help remedy human aliments. People would make a seed tea that was drunk as a purgative, they used an infusion to give babies for colic and it could also be applied externally for headaches. Who knew?