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Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)


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One of the earliest flowering plants, Lesser Celandine can carpet damp woods and meadows in yellow. Its flowers open to the sun and close in dull weather. Each flower has 8-12 petals and three sepals. The heart shaped leaves grow on long stalks. The fruiting head contains numerous fruits. It flowers March - May and was once used to cure a variety of illnesses. Picture taken at Felmersham, Bedfordshire late March 2006

26th Mar 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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