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Celandine - Chelidonium majus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Biennial or short-lived perennial with yellow sap, hairy below, glabrous above. Stems to 70 cm, branched. Leaves petiolate, ovate, to 25 cm long, deeply lobed with toothed margins. Inflorescence long-stalked umbels from upper leaf axils. Flowers yellow, the pedicels to 4 cm long in fruit; sepals 2, petals 4, 5–10 mm long; stamens at least12. Capsules erect, linear, glabrous, 2–8 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
One thriving population on the north side of Missoula. Introduced to northeast and northwest U.S. and adjacent Canada; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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