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Ficaria verna

Biological Category 
Species Type 
Other Herbaceous
LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established
Key Characteristics 
Bulblets forming at the nodes of stems
Roots with multiple tubers which form new plants
3 green sepals and 7-10 shiny yellow petals

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Impacts of this species 

Lesser celandine reduces native species diversity in flood plains and lowland woods. Its early emergence and extensive network of tubers and roots in the soil allow it to outcompete native plant species. During the spring, lesser celandine forms dense mats, occupying space and competing for sunlight and nutrient resources.