Part of poppy  family Papaveraceae in barberry/​buttercup/​poppy  order Ranunculales.

Native to eastern North America, from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Ocean.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

On a list as being disturbingly ☠︎ toxic, including the juice.

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