Greater Celandine

Chelidonium majus

Self-seeding herbaceous perennial poppy. Acrid yellow-orange latex, most concentrated in the root, used by herbalists topically against warts. The foliage is a bit downy and blue-green, bearing bright yellow flowers that give way to upright seedpods.

Water: Likes water

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: 1 to 3' tall herbaceous perennial

Light: Will thrive in partial shade.

Soil: Most often found in disturbed areas with moist soil, but will grow from regular garden soil to gravel

Origin: Europe and Western Asia

Greater Celandine