We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
Greater Celandine, not to be confused with Celandine poppy or the completely unrelated lesser celandine, is an introduced wildflower brought from Europe due to its medicinal qualities.
This lovely yellow flower enjoys soggy woodland areas.
In the history of the plant, it has been used to remove warts, a diuretic, purgative. Also used in jaundice, eczema, scrofulous diseases. As well as to remove film from the cornea of the eye. However, such practices are not recommended as the sap is toxic and extremely irritating to the skin and eyes.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.