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Ficaria verna

Observed: 10th January 2012 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in Plants
Ficaria verna
Ficaria verna
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) interacts


AlanS's picture

If you want to be up to date

Continental botanists have insisted for year that the correct name for this is Ficaria verna. DNA now proves them right, not exactly a huge surprise.

It was consequently called Ficaria verna in Stace, 3rd ed., now back in 2010, and this looks like a stable name-change that we should adopt and get used to. It is not a buttercup!


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Hi Alan, Thanks for the

Hi Alan,
Thanks for the update. I will change the image description, but if I alter all the mandatory requirements it will put my image on its own page - if you suggest that I should do that I will.

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PS Does the update

Does the update infer/imply that this should no longer be called by its common name Lesser Celandine..?

cicuta58's picture

Common name

Isn't Pilewort one of its common names? But Lesser Celandine will still do in polite company.