Irish wildflowers sitemap

Photos: The Gearagh, Co.Cork

Lesser Celandine / Bulbous Celandine
Ranunculus ficaria ssp. bulbilifer
Grán arcáin
Family: Ranunculaceae

Flowering February-May. Perennial. Native.

Very similar to Ranunculus ficaria ssp. ficaria. but often has less flowers with narrower petals and more/less shallow-lobed leaves. Produces little ripe seed, main reproduction is by small tubers formed in the leaf-axils.

Usually found on more disturbed ground than ssp. ficaria. Woodland, stream and riversides, gardens. Most records are from S, E, NE and central Ireland, but it is very under-recorded.


Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria ssp bulbilifer. The Gearagh, Co.Cork

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