celandine

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Related to lesser celandines: Ficaria grandiflora

celandine:

see poppypoppy,
common name for some members of the Papaveraceae, a family composed chiefly of herbs of the Northern Hemisphere having a characteristic milky or colored sap. Most species are native to the Old World; many are cultivated in gardens for their brilliantly colored if
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or crowfoot,
common name for the Ranunculaceae, a family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs of cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Thought to be one of the most primitive families of dicotyledenous plants, the Ranunculaceae typically have a simple
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celandine

either of two unrelated plants, Chelidonium majus (see greater celandine) or Ranunculus ficaria (see lesser celandine)
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William Wordsworth's favourite flower wasn't the daffodil - it was the humble lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.
Like lesser celandines, the wOOD ANEMONEs also close up at night and before rain.
Very soon, you should be seeing the pale yellow of primroses and the sunshine shades of lesser celandines in woods and hedgerows.