Lesser celandine flowers by David (Panasonic DMC-FZ330)
Lesser celandine flowers in Haigh Plantations.
Comment by Philip G. on 14th April 2019 at 07:04
You've saved a lot of yed scrattin there, David; Lesser Celandine they are.
Comment by Helen of Troy on 14th April 2019 at 07:41
They are lovely little woodland flowers David, a fine show but is that bamboo/knotweed showing here & there ?
Comment by Kath on 14th April 2019 at 08:53
Comment by Maureen on 14th April 2019 at 09:07
A lovely feast for the eyes..thank you David.
Comment by irene roberts on 14th April 2019 at 09:11
Lovely, cheerful Springtime photo!
Comment by Veronica on 14th April 2019 at 09:45
They like the damp woodlands - a relative of the Buttercup family and known as Pilewort - a remedy for Hemorroids! Hard to get rid of in the garden.....
Comment by Veronica on 14th April 2019 at 10:42
oops! 'Haemorrhoids' Don't mean they are hard to get rid of in the garden!
Comment by Ray on 14th April 2019 at 13:31
Veronica...Is it the Pilewort that is hard to get rid of in the garden,
or is it the Hemorroids ? Ray.
Comment by Dave K on 14th April 2019 at 14:05
Which is hard to get rid of in the garden...the Pilewort or the piles?LOL
Comment by Veronica on 14th April 2019 at 14:45
Got there before you Hahaha
Comment by Maureen on 14th April 2019 at 15:28
Have a look at a photo of the roots of the Pilewort.
Comment by Veronica on 15th April 2019 at 12:46
Maureen you have to handle the tubular roots very carefully as the smallest piece left behind encourages more growth. The flowers do look nice but 'not in my backyard'! (garden)
Comment by Maureen on 15th April 2019 at 14:05
Veronica,don't the roots look like haemorroids its strange how some plants do look like the ( for want of a better word) ailment..isn't it.
And as for plants growing out of control,some years ago I picked some wild garlic from a wood in Yorkshire..it takes me all my time keeping it down.
Comment by Maureen on 15th April 2019 at 14:16
Hello again Veronica,what I should have said but didn't,was that the roots of the Pilewort look so much like haemorroids.ha ha.
Comment by Veronica on 15th April 2019 at 15:00
Maureen I know what you mean ( not that I suffer from the ailment!). I think you find that with herbal remedies - they do look like what they are supposed to cure sometimes. Most medicines come from plants anyway.
Comment by john on 15th April 2019 at 20:21
Beautiful. One of Wordsworth's wild favourite flowers. He wrote a few poems about them.
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