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) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  However, …   Disturbingly ☠︎ toxic[?], including the juice.

This plant's seeds are distributed by ants!

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