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Celandine Poppy


Scientific Name     

Stylophorum diphyllum (Michx.) Nutt

Family Name

Papaveraceae (Poppy family)

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form

flower

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich, moise woods

Plant Height:  

30-50 cm, rhizomous herb 

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

4-5 cm wide; 4 petals; 2 caducous (fall off as flower opens) 

Inflorescence:  

solitary or in small, terminal clusters 

Fruit:  

2-parted capsule; pubescent

Leaves:  

opposite or basal; pinnately comppound; lobed 

Bloom Time:  

April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

plant with yellow sap once used by Native Americans a a dye; diphyllum refers to fact that only plants with 2 leaves produce flowers