Plants to 5 dm, downy. Stems simple or branching. Leaves to 5 dm; petiole to 2 dm; blade pale abaxially, deeply 5-7-lobed; margins irregularly dentate or crenate. Flowers: pedicels 25-80 mm; sepals ca. 15 mm; petals yellow, obovate, 2-3 cm wide; style 3-6 mm. Capsules ellipsoid, 20-35 mm, pubescent. Seeds pale brown, reticulate-pitted. 2 n = 20 (cult.).
"Stem 3–5 dm at anthesis; basal lvs several, long-petioled, thin, broadly oblong to ovate, pinnately divided almost or quite to the midvein into 5–7 oblong or obovate, obtusely lobed or toothed segments; cauline lvs 1 pair, smaller than the basal; buds on erect pedicels 2–5 cm; sep hairy; pet 2–3 cm; style 1 cm; fr ellipsoid or thick-fusiform, bristly, 2–3 cm; 2n=20. Rich, moist woods; w. Pa. to s. Mich. and Wis., s. to Tenn. and Ark. Apr.–May."
|Celandine-poppy, mock poppy, yellow-poppy, wood-poppy|