• Ranunculus ficaria | Lesser celandine

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    A buttery yellow wildflower

    We have a community pond at the end of our road, and at this time of year its edges are a sea of yellow with celandine flowers. They seem to love the damp conditions, and the shade provided by a small stand of trees edging the footpath. The buttery yellow blooms, which are about 2cm across against glossy dark green foliage, represent “Joys to come” in the language of flowers.

    sea of celandines

    A sea of celandines at our local pond. Ranunculus ficaria, lesser celandine, yellow flower, photographed March 2014 in Seaford.

    celandine wildflower

    Ranunculus ficaria, lesser celandine, yellow flower, photographed March 2014 in Seaford. Close-up.

    celandines pond

    Celandines at our local pond, which can be seen in the background. Ranunculus ficaria, lesser celandine, yellow flower, photographed March 2014 in Seaford.