Thursday, 2 September 2010

Ranunculus ficaria

Ranunculus ficaria L.

Name: Ranunculus ficaria L. (syn. Ficaria verna)
Croatian name: Zlatica, ledinjak
English name: Lesser Celandine
Family: Ranunculaceae

Low growing (5 - 15 cm) herbaceous perennial with fleshy roots. It flowers in March and April.
The leaves are shiny, dark green cordate or kidney-like.
Star like flowers have three sepals and mostly eight yellow, shiny petals. Stamens are numerous.

The plant grows in woods but also on every moist soil. It is a common weed in the gardens too.

NB. The plant is poisonous.

Location: Lipik


  1. Hi! It's wise to put plants in order according to their "outfit" 'cause their names prove to be quite obvious. Interesting posts!


  2. Hi Eszter, this blog is quite new. I collected lots of photographs of croatian flora and decided to share them with the world.

  3. The flowers look dainty and pretty.