Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria, is a native perennial wild flower, a member of the Buttercup family. Its yellow flowers appear from February to May, but unfortunately it have become a problem in two of our borders, becoming rather invasive.
Using forks and trowels, sometimes on their hands and knees, Ali and Graham have spent numerous hours trying to remove this small plant. The borders may look clear now, but this plant spreads by leaving tiny tubers deep in the soil which break off when being lifted, they will be back next year.


  1. It's a rather pretty plant though in its natural surroundings.

  2. Hello
    It is a lovely plant in other places in the college. It is one of the first plants to flower and is a source of necter to early insects so we dont want to get rid of it altogether.
    Great to hear from you, The Gardening Team.

  3. Border is looking good and mainly that is beautiful and marvelous too,otherwise the thing you share about the spreads by leaving tiny tubers deep in the soil,so that is right and the part of the soil in the plant plays an important part and gives the life to the plants,at last the picture is a brilliant one to see.
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