A wood poppy in a Pennsylvania garden.

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Stylophorum diphyllum, also called Celandine Poppy, is a native Virginia wildflower. It grows in moist woodlands all over the East Coast of the US.

Plants grow about 1.5 feet tall from rhizomes. Leaves are pinnately cut and lobed. They grow from the base and off the flowering stems.
In spring, the deep yellow flowers of the Wood Poppy appear as a brilliant display on the forest floor. The flowers have 4 yellow petals, two soon falling sepals, many yellow-orange stamens, and a single knobby stigma. They appear in umbels of one or more flowers from early spring to early summer.

After fertilization, a bristly blue-green pod hangs below the leaves. Seeds with white elaiosomes ripen in midsummer and the pod opens by four flaps.

Plants are relatively long lived and readily self-seed under garden conditions, where they are grown under full to part shade.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Thank you!

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 2 years ago

    *CONGRATULATIONS on your feature cclaude!! Thank you for your contribution to the group!!

  • Thank you for the feature. Much appreciated!

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  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! What a beautiful yellow and live the light! FAVE:>)

  • Thank you for your visit and your kind comment

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