Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Ranunculus ficaria

Ficaire fausse-renuncle
Lesser Celandine

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-40 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

30 cm

Description

The full name of Lesser Celandine is Ranunculus ficaria subsp. ficariformis

In early spring, in damp or wet shady places, it grows in abundance.

The roots are tubers, enlarged structures used as storage organs for nutrients.

Flowers

Large, shiny, light yellow flowers.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, fleshy, dark green.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit.

Medical

Roots: a decoction of the roots can stem bleeding and was used to treat haemorrhoids.

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