Synonym: Ficaria verna. Also known as Pilewort, it prefers bare damp ground it is a perennial plant growing is woodlands and some open areas – hedgerows and shady areas, Flowers in March-May with bright yellow flowers.
Lesser Celandine will thrive in shade, partial shade or areas on shady banks. They don’t do well where sites are grazed or mown often.
Plant the bulb about 4-5 cm below the surface. Choose a site which will remain damp during the summer as if the soil does dry out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulbils for flowering the following year.