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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Year observed Scicnlific name Common name 2003 2016 Rank Ailanthus altissima Tree-of-heaven x x high Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard x x high Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry x high Celastrus orbiculata Oriental bittersweet x x high Euonymus fortunei Wintercreeper x x high Ligustrum obtusifolium Border privet x x high Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle x high Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle x x high Ranunculus ficaria Lesser celandine x x caution Rhodotypos scandens Jetbead x x caution Rosa multiflora Japanese rose x high Table 4.--Invasive species present in herb-layer sample plots.
William Wordsworth's favourite flower wasn't the daffodil - it was the humble lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.
Ranunculus ficaria is the earliest of the buttercup clan - the first flowers often show before the end of February.
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.
Mae llygaid Ebrill (Ranunculus ficaria; Lesser celandine) yn eu gogoniant rwan, yn un rhes hir ym mn y clawdd yn wincio arna i yn llygad yr haul.
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.
A The sample you sent me was lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) and it's no good digging it out because the little tubers break off and make new plants.