Greater Celandine Seed

Chelidonium majus

£3.50

Small, four petalled flowers in May, held above fresh green, lobed leaves.

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Description

Chelidonium majus

Greater Celandine is a perennial wildflower found in stony roadsides, wall bases and gravel paths. Fresh green leaves grow to about 0.5m sprouting from hairy stems. When broken, the stems exude a yellow, staining sap, supposedly useful as a cure for warts, though it is an irritant. Yellow flowers in mid May look like simple poppies, and indeed the plant is one of the poppy family.

Sow in prepared ground, late summer or autumn or chill the seed mixed with damp sand in the fridge for a few weeks.

Shropshire seed

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Chelidonium

Family

Papaveracea

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade, sun

Native

yes

Size

1gm seed packet