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Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria verna Family: Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus ficaria (Ficaria verna)     *     Lesser Celandine

Flowering time: February-May. Perennial

Habitat: Can be locally abundant throughout most of Britain and Ireland. Prefers damp soils in woods, gardens and fields and on banks and roadsides.

Yellow flowers with 8-10 petals and usually 3 sepals on long, ascending flower stalks. Many minutely hairy achenes. The glossy hairless leaves are long-stalked, cordate, mainly basal. Creeping, rooting stems. Rootstock is mass of white tubers.


Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria verna
Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria verna
Parkstone, Dorset. April 2013

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