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Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria


Lesser Celandine is an attractive and aggressively spreading plant related to buttercups. It can be invasive and is listed as Prohibited in the state of Massachusetts.

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ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Hi, I'd be happy to lend one of my photos to your project. You can credit it to Scott Rasmussen. Thanks.

Akimz 10 years ago

Thanks again for joining the mission on look alike buttercups! We're about to write up a final project summary and I'd like to use one of your photos (the flower shot) for our report.

Can we use your photo, and if so, what name would you like us to use to credit you? I'll post a link to the final report once we're done, let me know!


ScottRasmussen 11 years ago

I'll take a look at the mission. It really does look like marsh marigold. It's started to become a real problem in my area.

Akimz 11 years ago


We would love to have this spotting be a part of our mission on the distribution of native and invasive look-alike buttercups. The marsh marigold looks similar to the lesser celandine and many people get them confused. Feel free to join!

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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2011
Submitted on Apr 15, 2013

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