Sp. Pl. 1: 505. 175
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 224. 1754
Common names: Celandine greater celandine rock-poppy swallowwort chélidoine
Etymology: Greek cheilidon, swallow (bird), perhaps from lore reported by Aristotle and others that mother swallows bathe eyes of their young with the sap
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Herbs, biennial or perennial, caulescent, from stout rhizomes or taproots; sap yellow to orange. Stems leafy. Leaves petiolate; basal rosulate, cauline alternate; blade 1-2× pinnately lobed. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, umbelliform, few flowered; bracts present. Flowers: sepals 2, distinct; petals 4; stamens ca. 12-many; pistil 2-carpellate; ovary 1-locular; style ± distinct; stigma 2-lobed. Capsules erect, 2-valved, dehiscing from base. Seeds few to many, arillate. x = 6.
North America, Eurasia.
Facts about "Chelidonium"
|Common name||Celandine +, greater celandine +, rock-poppy +, swallowwort + and chélidoine +|
|Distribution||North America + and Eurasia. +|
|Etymology||Greek cheilidon, swallow (bird), perhaps from lore reported by Aristotle and others that mother swallows bathe eyes of their young with the sap +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1754 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 634.xml +|
|Taxon family||Papaveraceae +|
|Taxon name||Chelidonium +|
|Taxon parent||Papaveraceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|