Lesser Celandine

Name: Lesser Celandine

Scientific name: Ranunculus ficaria

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A characteristic spring flower of woodlands, hedgerows, graveyards and parks. The yellow flowers come out between March and May. A member of the buttercup family, not actually a close relative of the Greater Celandine.

How to identify: A low growing plant with dark green, shiny, heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers.

Where: Found throughout the country.

Fantastic fact: "Celandines are mentioned in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' when Aslan returns and the wood turns from winer to spring: ""Edmund saw the ground covered in all directions with little yellow flowers - celandines""."

Photograph credit: Eco Heathen


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