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LESSER CELANDINE Ranunculus ficaria (Ranunculaceae) Height to 25cm. Perennial of hedgerows, open woodland and bare ground, sometimes forming clumps or patches. FLOWERS are 20-30mm across with 8-12 shiny yellow petals and 3 sepals (Mar-May); open only in sunshine. FRUITS are borne in a rounded head. LEAVES are heart-shaped, glossy and dark green. STATUS-Widespread and common.
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