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Greater Celandine - Chelidonium majus

A tall growing plant with yellow flowers blooming in spring.

Common Names

  • Greater Celandine (en)
  • Celidonia mayor, Golondrina (es)
  • Grande Éclaire (fr)
  • Schöllkraut (de)


  • Ranunculales
  • Papaveraceae
  • Chelidonium majus

Where & When to Spot

Look in forests, later in spring. It shows up in patches near pathways in urban parks.

How to Identify

Flower has 4 yellow petals. Leaves are large, lobed and arranged pinnately along stems branching from the main stem which carries one or more flowers.


Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Appears that this flower has more than 4 petals?

Belvédère Outremont, Montreal - 2022-05-14

NIKON Z 6; 105mm f/2.8; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f/11; Iso 1000;

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