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A member of the poppy family, though curiously the lesser celandine is a buttercup (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/109...). 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.