Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Best grown in medium to wet, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants will go dormant in early summer if soils dry out. Will naturalize easily by self-seeding in optimum growing conditions.
Stylophorum diphyllum, commonly called celandine poppy, is a Missouri native spring wildflower which occurs most often in moist woodlands and along streambanks in the central and southeast portions of the State. Features 4-petaled, yellow flowers which bloom in spring in small clusters atop stems typically growing 12-18" tall. Blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage is silvery below. Stems contain a bright yellow sap which was formerly used as a dye by Native Americans.
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: April to June
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium to wet
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Wet Soil