Winter Aconite
Taken at Figgate Park on 2nd February 2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File


Taken at Vogrie Country Park on 16th February 2019 using Apple iPhone Fact File


Winter Aconite.
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Eranthis hyemalis.
Ranunculales.
Ranunculaceae.
Herbaceous perennial.
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Woodland,
Up to 15 cms.
As a spring ephemeral plant, its life cycle exploits the deciduous woodland canopy, flowering at the time of maximum sunlight reaching the forest floor, then completely dying back to its underground tuber after flowering.
Winter.
All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans and other mammals.
Specific cardiac glycosides present in E.hyemalis include Eranthin A and B, belonging to the same group found also in toad venom.