Yellow winter flowers
We found these little yellow flowers from the buttercup family in the graveyard in Grantchester one wintery February day on a walk out from Cambridge. They were still in bud when we saw them but the resemblance to buttercups is much more obvious when in full flower.
The plant is only about 15cm high. The yellow sepals are held on a ruff of three deeply cut leaves, the ruff being about 5cm across.
Being a graveyard I can’t guarantee these flowers are 100% wild but they were certainly naturalised. The species originates in Southern Europe.
Also in the picture are another winter flower – Snowdrops