|FORM Annual or perennial herbs, a few trees & shrubs.
Species 200 in our area 9 (Gray); 11 (B&B)43
Distribution Northern Hemisphere subtropical, temperate
Flowers Solitary, often showy.
#Parts 2-3 Sepals, 4-6 or 8-12 petals many stamens
Leaves alternate often divided
Milk juice that can be white, red (Bloodroot) or yellow (Celandine). Some poisonous or narcotic.