OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chelidonium majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelidonium majus var. majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 085-04-001:
Chelidonium majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Greater Celandine, Rock-poppy, Swallow-wort


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chelidonium majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelidonium majus var. majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 085-04-001:
Chelidonium majus   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

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311

Forb
Perennial/Biennial?

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare south of VA)

Habitat: Moist slopes, shaded roadsides, rocky forests, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has yellow to orange latex (milky sap)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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