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lesser

adjective ancillary, baser, diminished, humbler, inferior, junior, less considerable, lower, mediocre, minor, more modest, secondary, second-rate, shorter, simpler, slighter, smaller, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, under, unimportant
Associated concepts: lesser charge, lesser included offense
See also: ancillary, inferior, mediocre, minimal, minor, secondary, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary
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Imported decades ago by the nursery industry, lesser celandine has long been classified as a noxious weed by the state, said Glenn Miller, an invasives expert with the state Department of Agriculture.
The dark leaved form of lesser celandine is Ranunculus ficaria Brazen Hussy.
Snowdrops, lesser celandine and rooks nesting were all seen before Christmas.
Beneath the untidy rookeries and heronries woodland flowers such as lesser celandine and bluebells will be pushing up their first leaves (lesser celandine can already be seen in many places).
There might be a damp area you want to use, in which case choose flowers that thrive in bogs and damp ditches like marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), the lesser celandine (Rununculus ficaria), lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis), figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) or meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria).
Offa''s Dyke in Plas Power woods Organiser Jane Craven said: "By Sunday we should be in for a treat, with bluebells, lesser celandine and wood sorrel providing a carpet of colour under a canopy of fresh green leaves.
Lesser celandine and cowslips are in bloom in Bristol, and red campion is flowering in south Devon.
This potential garden weed, if that is how you see such plants, grows on the sunny edges of woodlands and on the sunny banks of ditches and hedge bottoms and so is often seen in combination with the lesser celandine.
The bracken will now take over, smothering the existing shade-loving wood anemones, lesser celandine and bluebells.
Grass is growing and the mowers are coming out earlier than usual, while flowers such as the lesser celandine and coltsfoot are already in bloom, hawthorns are budding and elders are in leaf.
Later, on a grassy bank by the River Alt, I paused to admire a stretch of lesser celandine, positively radiating sunshine in a bright spell between the hail and snow.