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Lesser celandine

Ranunculus ficaria


Perennial plant with yellow flowers, growing close to the ground. Leaves are a dark green and heart-shaped. The plant is found throughout Europe and west Asia and is now introduced in North America.


Prefers bare, damp ground and sunny to half-shade light conditions.


Early leaves contain high amounts of vitamin C and were in former times used to cure scurvy. The plant is also used to treat haemorrhoids.

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Meik Meißner
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Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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