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Poppy Family
2 species
Bloodroot
Order: Papaverales
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Genus: Sanguinaria
Species: Canadensis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Bloodwort, Redroot, Dragon's
Blood - single leaf curled around stem when flowers
emerging - petals drop off as leaf opens - Bloodroot and
Sanguinaria (bleeding) refer to the red sap of the root -
native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Greater Celandine (1st year)
Genus: Chelidonium
Species: Majus
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Biennial - not closely related to Lesser Celandine
(Buttercup / Crowfoot family) - native to Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated Apr 11 2013
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Updated May 2 2011
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Order: Papaverales
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Greater Celandine (2nd year)
Genus: Chelidonium
Species: Majus
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated Apr 11 2013
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Order: Papaverales
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Biennial - not closely related to Lesser Celandine
(Buttercup / Crowfoot family) - native to Europe
Bloodroot - flower 2 to 5 cm - leaves 10 to 18 cm - height to 15 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - April 2011
Greater Celandine (1st year) - flower approx. 2 cm - leaves 10 to 20 cm - height to 80 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - April 2009
Greater Celandine (2nd year) - flower approx. 2 cm - leaves 10 to 20 cm - height to 80 cm - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - May 2009