Lesser Celandine by cclaude
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Lesser celandine is a low-growing perennial herb with shiny, somewhat lustrous dark green leaves that form a rosette. Leaves are kidney to heart shaped with smooth to coarse toothed edges. Each rosette forms a single bright yellow flower that is up to one inch wide. Seeds ripen early and the entire plant dies back by early summer, but not before it has developed numerous tubers in which it has stored energy for early growth the next year.

Lesser celandine is primarily a threat to native plants and native plant diversity in lowland woods and on flood plains. It outcompetes native plants through its extremely early seasonal growth and the development of a dense network of roots and tubers in the soil. Over time it forms extensive carpets in natural areas, crowding out native plants.

Photographed in my Pennsylvania (USA) garden where it runs over everything in sight.

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celandine, weed, yellow, flowers, flower cards

Amateur photographer and publisher of websites on my hometown , Normandy and of a photoblog on the Normandy Coast .

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  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyabout 1 year ago

    a beautiful specimen! well seen!! and i love your composition!

  • So pleased you like this. It was fun to do something interesting with such a common (and invasive) weed.

    – cclaude

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thank You!

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous presentation and clarity

    Please add location and country where this photo was taken for inclusion in Wildflowers of the World group

  • Sorry about the omission. Glad you like it.

    – cclaude

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 1 year ago

    22 SEPTEMBER 2013 ==== ABSOLUTE BEAUTY

  • Thank you for the feature. Much appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr12 months ago

    FEATURED 03 OCT 2013

  • Thank you for the feature. Truly appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder12 months ago

    05/10/2013

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature12 months ago

    Wonderful with the dark background! Congratulations on your feature in Wildflowers of the World – FAVE:>)

  • I am glad you like it too, because I really like the way it turned out.

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder7 months ago

    Just One Challenge

  • Keala
    Keala10 days ago


    This is lovely!

  • Thanks!

    – cclaude

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompson9 days ago

    Gorgeous

  • Thank you, glad you like it.

    – cclaude

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