Friday, 21 March 2014

Celandines - sunshine stars of spring

The Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)  is a true spring delight, covering the ground with golden stars. 

That shadow in the corner is me !
 
It spreads and covers the ground with its heart-shaped rosettes of leaves.  It prefers damp ground so it is having a great time this year.
 
On a cloudy morning the flowers all close up.  Why waste pollen to the wind when there are no insects to move it around.  But .  .  .  .
 
'When the spring sun shines
So do the Celandines'
 

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