Common Name: Celadine Poppy
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 1-2′
- Flower: Yellow, Mar, Apr
- Fruit: Dry, hairy fruit tapered on either end. Wildlife may eat the seeds.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Stylophorum diphyllum or Celandine Poppy is a low growing, colony forming perennial with deeply lobed bright green leaves on short stems with multiple flowers sprouting from leaf axils. The flowers are about 1 inch across, bright yellow with four petals. A mass of curly stamens protrude in the center like the European and Asian poppy varieties. Flowers are followed by a tubular seed capsule that splits open into four parts to release seeds when ripe. The plant secretes a yellow latex sap that will stain fabrics and was once used as a dye. A good plant for moisture retaining, low-lying, shady areas with rich soil.
Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Mesic Forests, Riparian
Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)