Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Lesser Celandine
Rununculus ficaria
of the Buttercup family
a perennial
0.5 - 2 cm high
blooms March- May
likes damp grassy places, riversides, hedgerows
can be seen throughout the Park. This was by the Clyde

   
A favourite flower of the poet William Wordsworth, Lesser Celandine is one of the earliest spring flowers. It was once used to treat scrofula, the "King's evil". Modern herbologists prescribe the plant in treatments for haemorrhoids - an alternative name is "Pilewort".