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Lesser Celandine

Ficaria verna

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, 8 petals
 
7-12 glossy yellow petals up to 3cm wide, sometimes fading to white. Flowers only opening in sunshine.
Maximum Size:
25 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Brighteye, Bulbous Buttercup, Butter and Cheese, Cheesecups, Dusky Maiden, Fig Buttercup, Figroot, Figwort, Frog's Foot, Golden Guineas, Lesser Crowfoot, Pileroot, Pilewort, Small Celandine, Small Crowfoot, Smallwort, Spring Messenger.
Frequency (UK):
Abundant  
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, lawns, woodland.