Scientific Name: Ranunculus ficaria
Common Name: lesser celandine, pilewort
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant, Rock garden, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Orbicular, Crenate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Green, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Low-growing, hairless perennial; leaves basal, blades heart shaped, most 2-3cm long x 1.5-2.5cm wide, fleshy dark green, heart-shaped; flowers with 8 to many bright yellow, glossy petals.