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Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus Family: Papaveraceae
Chelidonium majus     *     Greater Celandine


Flowering time: March-October. Perennial

Habitat: A garden escape found on waste ground, pathways and roadsides in England and Wales. Less frequent in Scotland and Ireland.

Clusters of small 4-petalled yellow flowers followed by a narrow fruiting capsule. The green-grey leaves are pinnately lobed. Whole plant contains a caustic orange latex which can cause skin and eye irritation. Height: 30-90cm.


Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus


Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus
Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus
Parkstone, Dorset. April 2013

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