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Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus

Greater Celandine Chelidonium majus

Flores > Ranunculales > Papaveraceae

Names in different Languages

EnglishGreater Celandine
FrenchGrande Éclaire
SpanishCelidonia mayor, Golondrina


A tall growing plant with yellow flowers blooming in spring.

How to Identify

Flower has 4 yellow petals. Leaves are large, lobed and arranged pinnately along stems branching from the main stem which carries one or more flowers.

Where When to Spot

Look in forests, later in spring. It shows up in patches near pathways in urban parks.



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