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Celandine
Chelidonium majus

Other Names: N/A

Family
  • Papaveraceae – Poppyseed family
Flower
  • arranged in unrestricting clusters
  • 16 mm (5/8 inch) wide head
  • 4 yellow petals on each flower
Leaf
  • 10-20 cm (4-8 inches) long
  • light green color
  • each split into a few complex lobes
  • all alternate
Location
  • in many parts of North America
  • found in damp areas along roads, the edges of forests, and around buildings
Flowering Time
  • April - August
Other
  • exotic from Europe; the sap of plant is a deep orange-red color – once used for treating liver disorders and the removal of freckles and warts
  • plant is 30-60 cm (1-2 feet) tall
Name Origin
  • N/A
Celandine flower

Celandine leaf