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Ficaria verna subsp. verna Huds. (a lesser celandine)

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Suggested Literature

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BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of Ficaria verna subsp. verna (a lesser celandine)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A common garden weed (the bulbils are particularly effective propagules!) although also found in wild places, especially where disturbed (eg river banks).
Field indications Leaves shallowly lobed.
Diagnostic features 1. Bulbils, like small grains of wheat, in the leaf axils after flowering. (Very tiny pale bulbils are often visible while still in flower if a lower leaf is peeled back.)
2. Partial sterility: most pollen grains empty and few (≤6 per head) ripe fruits formed. (Beware of heads which have already shed achenes).
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