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Greater Celandine

Chelidonium majus


A member of the poppy family, though curiously the lesser celandine is a buttercup ( It has relatively large yellow flowers with four petals, and prominent anthers and stigma. It resembles a cranesbill somewhat in the way it creeps. This plant is *poisonous* in all parts, and emits a yellow ooze when the stem is broken that is very allergenic and irritating.


Common on hedgerows, pavements, walls and wastelands. Prefers to be on the edge of shade rather than deep shade, and needs moist soil.


I found this along my road, growing along a wooden fence in a slightly shaded area.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Welcome... These flowers teach us Photography... as they are still and can take as many shot we think...

LauraMaria 11 years ago

Thank you both! I like the third pic too, Ashish, the flowers were very cool :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Actually third shot is excellent... among all... Nice series...!!

Thomas Hollow
Thomas Hollow 11 years ago

nice shot

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Colchester Borough (Essex), England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on May 8, 2012

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