Ficaria verna ssp fertilis (Lawalree ex Laegaard) Stace
(a lesser celandine)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SubspeciesFicaria verna ssp fertilis (a lesser celandine)
SpeciesFicaria verna (Lesser Celandine)
FamilyRANUNCULACEAE (buttercups, crowfoots)
OrderRANUNCULALES (buttercups, poppies and barberries)
SubclassEU-DICOTS (dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ClassMAGNOLIOPSIDA (flowering plants)
PhylumTRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants)
KingdomPLANTAE (plants)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Ficaria verna ssp fertilis (a lesser celandine) :
1: Ficaria verna ssp fertilis (a lesser celandine)
5 May 2012 OSGR: SY67 50° 30' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
fruiting plants on roadside
Image 1: PlantImage 2: Achenes - highly enlarged - white backgroundImage 3: Achenes - highly enlarged - white background (2)Image 4: Fruiting heads - enlarged - white background

Ficaria verna ssp fertilis (a lesser celandine) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 2 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Ficaria verna ssp fertilis (a lesser celandine)
A common plant of woodland and grassland, but also finds its way into gardens. Its bright yellow flowers are a characteristic feature of English spring.
1. Absence of tubers in the leaf axils (even after flowering)
2. Smaller petals (10-20mm long).
Leaves entire (not shallowly lobed).
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