Family, Poppy. Color, deep yellow. Sepals, 2, rough and hairy, small. Petals, 4. Style, prominent. Pod, bristly. Leaves, deeply once or twice pinnately divided, the divisions irregularly cut or lobed, all toothed, on long, slender petioles, from the root and on the stem, 4 to 10 inches long, pale green, smooth beneath. Flower peduncles as long as the leaves, borne at the summit of the stem. May.
Deep, cool, moist woods from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and southward. Low plants with orange-colored juice, 2 leaves opposite on the stem near the top, sometimes a third, and terminal flowers, 2 or 3 in an umbel.