Irish wildflowers sitemap

Greater Celandine, Chelodium majus
Photographs: Co.Cork


Greater Celandine
Chelodium majus
Garra bhuí
Family: Papaveraceae

Flowering time: March-October. Perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Small yellow flowers in clusters, 4-petalled. Fruit is a narrow capsule. Seeds freely. Green-grey leaves, pinnately lobed. Plant contains a caustic orange latex which can cause skin and eye irritation. Height: 30-90cm.

Infrequent garden escape. Waste ground, pathways, roadsides. Mainly E Ireland.

Unrelated: Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria
     


     
Above: Greater Celandine. Near Ballingeary, County Cork. September 2008

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