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Chelidonium majus


Greater celandine has an erect habit, and reaches 30 to 120 cm high. The leaves are lobed and wavy-edged (crenate), 30 cm long. The sap is a yellow to orange latex. The flowers consist of four yellow petals, each about 1 cm long, with two sepals. A double-flowered variety occurs naturally. The flowers appear from late spring to summer in umbelliform cymes of about 4 flowers.

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Greater Celandine
Chelidonium majus

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Meik 11 years ago

Yeah, thanks for the ID! I uploaded my spotting, too.

LarsKorb 11 years ago

Really? Didn't know that either. Thanks for info. Goin to put it in the medicinal plants mission then.

missjellyfishy 11 years ago

Yup, it's used to treat warts and other skin diseases ;)

LarsKorb 11 years ago we go suddenly :D Thanks a lot, missjellyfishy :)
In Europe it is called Tetterwort, just read

LarsKorb 11 years ago

It grows everywhere here in our garden - appears to be pretty common...shame on us not being able to identify :)

Meik 11 years ago

Lars, I spotted the same plant in my backyard just yesterday. Unfortunately I have no idea what it is so I guess we have to wait until it shows some flowers before we can id it properly.

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Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012

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