These two plants, both called by the popular name "celadine," are confused by many people. The Celandine-poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) is a valued wild-flower filling the spring woodland with its bright yellow.
The other Chelidonium majus)an alien invader.
Wood-poppy, Celandine-poppy (Native)
A native that spreads in rich moist woods. Will not tolerate sun. Coefficient of conservatism = 10.
distinguished from the alien celandine (Chelidonium
majus) by a more golden yellow in
the flower. Leaves have a deeper lobed. Seed pods are rounder.
An alien that spreads. Will tolerate sun,
but not deep shade.
Can be distinguished form the native celandine-poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) by a paler and narrower yellow pedal. Leaves are shallower in lobbing. Seed pods are cigar shaped.