Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chelidonium majus L. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber
Family Papaveraceae
Chelidonium majus L.
greater celandine
Chelidonium: Greek chelidon for "swallow". Ancient folklore tells that this plant tends to flower when the swallows return to nest in the spring until fall when they leave.
majus: bigger, larger
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 12"-32" tall forb, yellowish sap; stems branched, leafy, ribbed
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 3/4" wide; inflorescence a small, umbel-like cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Leaf:several, alternate, deeply lobed and pinnately-divided
Habitat: moderate moisture
(Glossary)

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