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Scharbockskraut (Lesser celandine)

Ranunculus ficaria

Notes:

Very rich in Vitamin C, but all parts are toxic. Leaves can be dried to get rid of the poison. In the past, it was used by sailors to prevent scurvy. Young leaves (before flowers appear) can be eaten, but they are easy to be mixed up with other, even more toxic plants.



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Lesser celandine
Ranunculus ficaria Lesser celandine


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eduard.renfer
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eduard.renfer

Gemeinde Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Niederösterreich, Austria

Lat: 48.35, Long: 16.24

Spotted on Apr 21, 2013
Submitted on Apr 21, 2013

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