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Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)


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One of the earliest wild flowers to appear, often carpeting woodlands. It likes damp shady places, in woods meadows and gardens. Each bright yellow flower has 8-12 petals and three sepals. The heart shaped leaves grow on long stalks. It flowers mainly from March to May and is often seen growing with bluebells. This early flowering plant was pictured near Stagsden, Bedfordshire - mid February 2006.

19th Feb 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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