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Chelidonium asiaticum.jpg
Chelidonium asiaticum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Subfamily: Papaveroideae
Tribe: Chelidonieae
Genus: Chelidonium

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Chelidonium, commonly known as celandines,[1] is a small genus of flowering plants in the poppy family, This genus is native to northern Africa and Eurasia, where they are widespread, ranging from western Europe to east Asia.[2]

This genus consists of herbaceous perennials. Leaves are alternate and deeply lobed. They produce yellow flowers.[3]


Chelidonium is a small genus, consisting of two to three species, depending on the taxonomic treatment. These are:[2][4]

Image Name Distribution
Chelidonium asiaticum.jpg Chelidonium asiaticum Native to eastern Asia
Coreanomecon hylomeconoides 4.JPG Chelidonium hylomeconoides Native only to the Korean peninsula
Atlas roslin pl Glistnik jaskółcze ziele 6516 8333.jpg Chelidonium majus Native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia


  1. ^ "Chelidonium" at the Encyclopedia of Life
  2. ^ a b Chelidonium L. Kew Botanical Gardens
  3. ^ Zhang, Mingli; Grey-Wilson, Christopher. "Chelidonium". Flora of China. Vol. 7 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ Chelidonium The Plant List

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