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Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
Photo By Clive B, Wantage, Oxfordshire
 


Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)

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Perennial, with dark green, fleashy heart-shaped leaves.
Common throughout Europe and west Asia, also introduced into North America. The flowers are turn white as they age.

The name celandine comes from the Latin chelidonia, meaning swallow flower, as it was said that the flowers appear when the swallows arrived and faded when they left.

Medicinal Uses ...

It was once known as Pilewort, and used to treat haemorrhoids, because the knobbly tubers resemble piles.

In German it's common name is Scharbockskraut (Scurvywort) because the fresh young leaves, are high in vitamin C.



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