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Lesser Celandine

Ficaria verna     Fr: Ficaire

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A variable low, bright yellow perennial with shiny heart-shaped leaves.

Flowers. Feb-May

Flower. Bright glistening yellow, but fades to white with age. From 8 to 12 narrow petals (ours were all 8-petaled).

Leaves. Wide, heart-shaped, dark shiny green and rather fleshy.

Habitat. Damp meadows and woodland, ditches and path-sides. Ours were in the woods at the side of Lac St. Cassien.

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