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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 many illnesses. Picture taken 27th January 2007.

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2nd Mar 2007 by Diane Earl

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Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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plant flower wildlife celandine

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