Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:23:17 PDT
The typical forms of Ranunculus ficaria are such indomitable weeds in this
area that I never thought I would invite one into the garden (which is
already overrun with one of the common forms). But something I'm seeing in a
few local gardens may be weakening my resolve.  

I've posted to the wiki an image which shows a very robust, large-flowered
form. The image shows a flower of this large-flowered form next to that of a
typical form. Take a look at:


The lesser celandines are sometimes placed in a genus of their own, Ficaria.
An IPNI search brings up 38 names. Does anyone know if this large-flowered
form has a name? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we get a "desert in
bloom" effect when the lesser celandine blooms here. 

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