lesser celandine


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lesser celandine

Small yellow flowers. Astringent. Used historically as external ointment for hemorrhoids, and vitamin C source for scurvy. Do not confuse the name with the unrelated Greater Celandine.
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It's easy to understand why people want lesser celandine in their gardens, why Wordsworth rhapsodized about it in no fewer than three poems, and why it even turns up in C.
The dark leaved form of lesser celandine is Ranunculus ficaria Brazen Hussy.
Lesser celandine - glorious yellow Picture: JOHN DEMPSEY
This potential garden weed, if that is how you see such plants, grows on the sunny edges of woodlands and on the sunny banks of ditches and hedge bottoms and so is often seen in combination with the lesser celandine.
Offa''s Dyke in Plas Power woods Organiser Jane Craven said: "By Sunday we should be in for a treat, with bluebells, lesser celandine and wood sorrel providing a carpet of colour under a canopy of fresh green leaves.
Lesser celandine and cowslips are in bloom in Bristol, and red campion is flowering in south Devon.
JIM BRADY found lesser celandine and forsythia blooming in Rufford, where jackdaws are particularly raucous at the moment.
The bracken will now take over, smothering the existing shade-loving wood anemones, lesser celandine and bluebells.
In the Formby dunes, Gary McLardy found a healthy group of earthstars, wild arum in leaf and a blooming lesser celandine.
The woods, especially in spring and summer, are carpeted with wild flowers such as white wood anemones, yellow lesser celandine, bluebells and daffodils, while the river is home to a variety of waterfowl, mallard ducks, coots and water hens, as well as gulls.
At Rufford, he admired a 20-yard stretch of snowdrops flowering under a yellow gorse hedge that sheltered blooming lesser celandine.