Chelidonium majus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Papaveraceae)


Plant

Flowers

Leaves

Fruit

Height: 30-90cm
Never Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - October (Earliest: 24.4)

Protective Chemicals
Benzylisoquinoline
Alkaloids
Berberine, Chelerythrine, Chelidonine, Coptisine,
Protopine, Sanguinarine, Stylopine
Quinolizidine Alkaloids Sparteine
Phenolics Caffeic Acid

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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