Another Wiki picture of Bocconia f. It will take an awful lot of global warming to make this plant cold hardy here and that may be part of its enticement! Each flower forms a single seeded fruit commonly eaten by birds, which then spread them. With a mature plant forming multiple inflorescences each plant can form many thousands of seeds each year. The inflorescences are more reminiscent of those of a flowering Rhubarb than a Poppy, but Poppy it is.
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Bocconia frutescens L. Show All Show Tabs parrotweed. Steve Hurst. Usage Requirements. About our new maps. Subordinate Taxa. Legal Status. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.
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Native Status:. Plantae — Plants. Tracheobionta — Vascular plants. Spermatophyta — Seed plants. Magnoliophyta — Flowering plants. Magnoliopsida — Dicotyledons. Papaveraceae — Poppy family. Bocconia L. This plant is listed by the U. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.
Hawaii plume poppy Noxious weed. Bocconia frutescens boconnia plume poppy sea oxeye daisy tree poppy This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states. State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii 20 October Makawao, Hawaii. Top Level Regions Caribbean.
It is perhaps better known in Hawaii, where it is an introduced species and an aggressive invasive weed with rapid negative effects on local ecosystems. In other parts of the United States it is used as an ornamental plant for its "tropical"-looking foliage. This relative of the poppy is a shrub growing up to 6 metres tall. It yields a bitter yellow or orange latex sap.
Bocconia frutescens: Choice Tender Garden Plant or Invasive?
Bocconia frutescens L. Readable yet also very detailed. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The plant is gathered locally, mainly for its use in traditional medicine and as a dye plant[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN - Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader. The large glaucous leaves of this tree have encouraged people to grow the plant as an ornamental in their gardens[ Title The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening.
It is perhaps better known in Hawaii , where it is an introduced species and an aggressive invasive weed with rapid negative effects on local ecosystems. In other parts of the United States it is used as an ornamental plant for its "tropical"-looking foliage. This relative of the poppy is a shrub growing up to 6 metres tall. There are many leaves toward the ends of the branches. The inflorescence is a branching panicle up to 60 centimeters long. The purple-green flower lacks petals but has sepals each up to a centimetre long.