Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1472

Forb
Perennial
Has yellow latex (milky sap)

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA

Look for it in moist forests over calcareous rocks (such as limestone), per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: pinnatisect (pinnately cleft to the midrib)
Basal rosette & opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes stout

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2 sepals
4 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stylophorum diphyllum   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stylophorum diphyllum   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Celandine Poppy, Woods-poppy


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stdi3_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_diphyllum_2

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_diphyllum_5

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_stylophorum_diphyllum

March        

Flowers 1.5-2.5" wide are borne in a terminal cluster, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm090405_018

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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JK Marlow    jkm110402_377

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm140421_502

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Flowers deep yellow, 1.5-2" wide, with 4 petals and numerous stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140421_503

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Leaf pinnately divided almost or to the midvein into 5-7 segments, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm160428_185

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Greek "stylos" & "phoros" (style-bearing) referring to its conspicuous style, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405h_13

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm0405h_16

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm160516_081

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The seedpods are egg-shaped, bristly hairy and about 1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.