Ranunculus ficaria

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Related to Ranunculus ficaria: Ficaria grandiflora, Ficaria verna
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Noun1.Ranunculus ficaria - perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
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William Wordsworth's favourite flower wasn't the daffodil - it was the humble lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.
There are a host of others, from the neat, perfect rosettes of Ranunculus ficaria 'Flore Pleno' (so symmetrical they look like an illustration from an Elizabethan Herbal) to the massed creamy petals and mucky bronze leaves of 'Double Mud'.
Ranunculus ficaria is an invasive species in riparian areas of temperate deciduous forests in the northeastern United States.
Some edaphohygrophilous tree species are common, such as Salix atrocinerea and Fraxinus angustifolia; along with several characteristic species such as Athyrium filix-foemina, Carex pendula, Chamaeiris foetidissima, Narcissus portensis, Osmunda regalis, and Ranunculus ficaria.
And that's the whole trouble with Ranunculus ficaria - a member of the buttercup family and a plant native to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, Caucasus, and Siberia - it'll grow pretty much anywhere.
mediterranea 1, Arum italicum +, Ranunculus ficaria + en 1; Juncus acutus + en 2; Samolus valerandi 1 en 8; Juncus rugosus +, Agrostis stolonifera +, Setaria pumila 2 en 9; Festuca ampla 3, Briza minor + en 10.
Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' is far and away the brightest and most cheerful of all the cultivated celandines, with vivid yellow flowers nestling among bronze leaves Found by Christopher Lloyd in the woods The straightforward wilding is beautiful but there are many others, discovered in the wild and brought into cultivation by sharp-eyed botanists and gardeners.
Ranunculus ficaria exhibits direct allelopathic effects on germination of some native species (Cipollini, unpubl, data), indicating that R.
Ranunculus ficaria is the earliest of the buttercup clan and has evolved to cope with torrential rain by closing its petals to protect its inner workings when skies darken.