Greater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Celandine Chelidonium majus

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Chelidonium majus

Family:

Papaveraceae

Genus:

Chelidonium

Species:

majus

Common Name:

Greater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Celandine

Lot#:
0101
Seeds Per Pound:
444,920
Quantity:
0.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
44
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
12-46 inches
Collection Locale:
Poland
Crop Year:
2001
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.02 lb
Prices
  • CHELIDONIUM majus

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Direct sow after last frost.
In a Nutshell:
* Greater celandine has an erect habit, and may reach 30 to 120 cm high. The leaves are lobed and crenate , 30 cm long. The sap is yellow to orange.The flowers consist of four yellow petals , each about 1 cm long, with two sepals .
* The flowers appear from late spring to summer in umbelliform cymes of about 4 flowers.The seeds are small and black, borne in a long capsule . Each has an elaiosome , which attracts ants to disperse the seeds ( myrmecochory ).
* The plant self-sows freely and should not need much encouragement. more...
* It is considered an aggressive invasive plant in natural areas (both woods and fields). more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov