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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
This display can be seen every year apast Tower Hill Cottages.
Flowers' Name: Lesser Celandine
Scientific Name: Ficaria verna ssp verna
Irish Name: Grán arcáin
Family Group: Ranunculaceae
The Lesser Celandines have eight petals, unlike other somewhat similar flowers which have less.
'There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine,
That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;
And, at the first moment that the sun may shine,
Bright as the sun itself, 'tis out again!'
From The Small Celandine by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
I had the pleasure of seeing places associated with Wordsworth a few years ago in the English Lake District.