Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
    Poppy Family
    Bright yellow, papery flowers emerge from fuzzy blue-green leaves in early spring. Although this is a classic woodland plant, it is more tolerant of average soils than some of its friends. If it becomes too dry, leaves will disappear, otherwise they may remain up through late summer into early fall. Leaves add nice texture to the woodland garden and can be planted companionably with ferns, Virginia Bluebells, Sedges, Great White Trillium, and Woodland Phlox. 
    Blooms: Yellow, 3-4 weeks, April-May
    Leaves:Blue-green, very hairy, deeply lobed, silvery underside
    Space: 12-18”
     Average-Moist, somewhat rich 
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Flower are mostly bee pollinated & seeds have a protein packet for ants
    Seeds: Oval, prickly looking capsule about 1” long full of fleshy seeds with an elaisome
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 4-8
    Native Status: Native to Ohio River Valley
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown