In North America, do not confuse with very-similarly-named (and very-similar-looking!) without-adjective celandine poppy  Stylophorum diphyllum.   Although members of separate genera, both are part of poppy  family Papaveraceae.   And do not confuse either with very-similarly-named lesser celandine / fig buttercup  Ficaria verna.   Although together the three species are members of two separate families, all three are part of barberry/​buttercup/​poppy  order Ranunculales.

Native to most of Europe, and temperate regions of North Africa and western Asia. Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about greater celandine poppy Chelidonium majus

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