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.
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
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.
One of the most under-rated, and often maligned, spring flowers - people even regard it as a weed - is the Lesser Celandine
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.