Sunday, 22 May 2011

Chelidonium maialis

Latin name: Chelidonium majus L.
Familia: Papaveraceae
Croatian name: Rosopas
English name: Greater Celandine

A rather greyish, sparsely hairy, bushy and errect perennial, up to 120 cm high. Leaves thin, irregularly pinnate. Flowers yellow. Fruits are long capsules bearing seeds with an elaiosome which attach to an ant dispersing them this way.
Common on walls and hedge-banks.


  1. This plant has naturalized in my Pennsylvania, US, area. I always wondered where it came from. Blooming now and quite pretty.

  2. Thank you for all the information. It is a pretty flower.