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Hawaiian Poppy

Scientific name: Argemone glauca

Hawaiian Names:  Kala, Naule, Pua  Kala

This plant with it’s jagged silver leaves is one of the few native plants to have thorns. This is also one of the few native plants to be poisonous causing deep sleep in small concentrations and seizure and death in higher concentrations. The Hawaiians however used it’s poisonous sap as a narcotic and analgesic for surgeries.

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