Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria

Pilewort, Fig Buttercup

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Ranunculus ficaria is also known by the name Ficaria verna and more commonly called Lesser Celandine. It produces short-lasting, shiny, rounded to heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow, star-shaped flowers. These appear in spring, they measure between 2-3cm across and are a fabulous energy source for visiting wildlife! Commonly spotted in woodlands, this low-growing herbaceous perennial is part of the Ranunculaceae family.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Sand, Loam

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Yellow
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