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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Roadside Beauty

                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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