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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]


  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. 7 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ Chelidonium The Plant List