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By Sheilar

Sunderland Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom Gb


On plant This is growing in my neighbours garden. It's very pretty with heart shaped leaves but is it a weed?




It is Ranunculus ficaria. It can be pretty invasive in damp ground but weed - depends if you like it or not!

22 Apr, 2012


Otherwise known as Lesser Celandine. Pretty, but can be hard to get rid of once you have it.

22 Apr, 2012


lesser celandine...possibly 'Brazen Hussey' with the dark leaves

22 Apr, 2012


Thanks folks!

22 Apr, 2012


Once the flowers are past it disappears until next Spring. If you dig up a plant it has roots which run around underground (rhizomes). They look like fat little sausages. I don't worry about them but if I dig up any roots I tend to put them in my landfill bin.

23 Apr, 2012


Thanks Scotsgran - I'll pass this info on to my neighbour and leave it up to him whether he wants to nuture it or bin it!!

23 Apr, 2012

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