Lesser Celandines

Lesser Celandines

Lesser Celandines

LESSER CELANDINES (Ranunculus flammula)

I spotted these Lesser Celandines growing alongside a small water-filled ditch near conserved marshland run by a local wildlife trust. They are usually the first of the spring flowers to appear after the winter ends. This particular species are members of the buttercup family and will continue to flower until May or even June in favourable circumstances. They have heart shaped leaves and the low growing hairless perennial can be usually be found in damp places in woods and hedge rows, in gardens, or near rivers and streams.

Sony A700; 18-80mm Sony Zeiss lens; f8 at 1/60sec; ISO 200; handheld. Near Thorpe Marshes, Norwich, UK. 11th March, 2012
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11/03/12
Location:
Thorpe Marshes, near Norwich, UK
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