Lesser Celandine, Buttercups and some other Ranunculaceae

The Lesser Celandine is happy on damp soil near the river edge.

The Lesser Celandine or Ficaria verna (formerly known as Ranunculus ficaria)  and the Creeping Buttercup or  Ranunculus repens  are both mentioned as being a weed on the RHS  website.

This decided me to write about them as well as other members of this reasonably large family of the Buttercups or Ranunculaceae. It is a rather primitive family, with its simple flowers or only number 36 in Stace.

Pictures by Matt Summers unless stated otherwise.

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