Lesser Celandine
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Taken at Buttermere on 20th April 2018 using
 Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 

Taken at Baron's Haugh
on 29th March 2018 using
 Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 4th May 2016 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 15th May 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Lesser Celandine.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Rununculus ficaria.
Buttercup.
Perennial.

Pilewort.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Damp grassy places, riversides, hedgerows
March-May.
0.5-2 cms.
A favourite flower of the poet William Wordsworth,
Lesser Celandine is one of the earliest spring flowers.
It was once used to treat scrofula, the "King's evil".
Modern herbologists prescribe the plant in treatments
for haemorrhoids - hence "Pilewort".