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Related to celandine: Chelidonium majus, greater celandine

greater celandine

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is a potent skin irritant, used by herbalists of the Middle Ages for removing warts; it was further believed, according to the so-called “doctrine of signatures”, that its bright orange flowers signalled greater celandine’s efficacy in treating jaundice.
 
Toxicity
Greater celandine is irritating to the skin and GI tract and depresses the CNS; it should be adminstered with caution.

cel·an·dine

(sel'ăn-dēn)
(Chelidonium majus) Herbal recommended for use against GI disorders and palliation of dermatologic problems; clinical studies suggest possible use as an antineoplastic; hepatitis reported as adverse effect; should be considered toxic; not approved in U.S. markets as a drug, but is often found combined with other ingredients in herbal compounds.
Synonym(s): felonwort, rock poppy.
[L. chelidonia, fr. G. chelidōn, swallow]
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You are best off planting celandines pot and all - as long as the rim of the pot is slightly below soil level they will never dry out.
It has to be the brightest and most cheerful of all the cultivated celandines, with vivid yellow flowers nestling among bronze leaves.
Imported decades ago by the nursery industry, lesser celandine has long been classified as a noxious weed by the state, said Glenn Miller, an invasives expert with the state Department of Agriculture.
CATTERICK: 3.00 Celandine, 3.30 Rude Awakening, 4.00 Cape Clear, 4.30 Venture Capitalist, 5.00 Late Night Lady.
No petals in the world are as yellow or as lustrous as those of a celandine. Buttercups come close - after all they are near cousins - but the shine of celandine flowers as they open wide in the first spring sunshine is almost dazzling.
The white juice from a dandelion stem, or from greater celandine applied daily will also work.
Along the banks, beneath the undergrowth, there are splashes of gold celandines, a flower that has the glossiest petals and always reminds me of an Enid Blyton story I had in a book as a young child which told of fairies that came out at night to polish the petals of wayside flowers; having examined the celandine and buttercup I believed it to be true.
Some of the weeds, such as celandine, have showy flowers that are easy to spot.
Already the yellow star-like flowers of lesser celandine are appearing.
In spring, banksides are covered in primrose, lesser celandine, wood sorrel and wild garlic, edging later into foxglove, red campion, stitchwort, water avens and meadow sweet.
Or visit a specialist nursery and treat yourself to old favourites like dog violet, periwinkle, marsh marigold, lesser celandine, wood sorrel, clover and yellow flag.
CELANDINE, from Andy Turnell's Sandhutton stable, is fancied to win the East Lothian News Handicap (7.25) this evening at Musselburgh, writes Colin Russell.