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Chelidonium majus

 
Chelidonium majus
great celandine

Common name great celandine
Family papaveraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun-part shade
From seed self-seeds in our garden

Wildflower sporting four-petaled yellow poppy flowers and soft-textured, scalloped foliage on hairy stems. We grow it in a few less tamed areas of our garden, to very nice effect. It does seed itself around a good bit, but isn't difficult to remove where it is not wanted. First flowers in early May of its second year. Ours came from seed labeled 'Flore Pleno', and sure enough, the flowers are double. And they come true as doubles through many generations.

Chelidonium majus
great celandine
Soon after flowering, upright seedpods develop

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back yard island, berm, Lily's garden

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