West Highland Flora

Lesser Celandine


Ranunculus ficaria

 

Ranunculus ficaria

Photo Patrick Butler

Common in woods and grassland in Spring, one of the first flowers to show, carpeting the ground in places

Flower diameter c 20-35 mm

ID: Has 7-12 yellow petals, leaves untoothed.

Other features: Leaves dark green and fleshy, inverted heart-shaped with long stalks, easy to recognize when not in flower.  Marsh Marigold has similar but much larger leaves which unlike the Celandine's are distinctly toothed.

 

Ranunculus ficaria

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Mar 2004 Portree, Skye
Flower 3.1 cm max diameter

  Ranunculus ficaria

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Mar 2004 Portree, Skye


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