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Chelidonium majus

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) Other common names: Greater Celandine

French names: Chélidoine majeure

Family: Poppy Family (Papaveraceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 142   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: majus: bigger; larger

Photographs: 41 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) flowers

Celandine flowers.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) flowers

Closeup view of the flowers.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) flowers

Celandine flowers with seed pods forming.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) flower

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) leaf

a Celandine leaf.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) leaf

Leaf just unfolding in mid-May.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) plants

Celandine plants. This species can be quite invasive.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) sap

The sap is orange.

Celandine (Chelidonium majus) seed pod

Celandine seed pod.

Range map for Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)