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

3 comments:

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

    Eszter

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

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  3. The flowers look dainty and pretty.

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