Ry, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France (Location)
08 March 2017
- Ranunculus ficaria L.
- Lesser Celandine
- Fig Buttercup
- Ficaire (French)
- Eclairette (French)
Ficara Verna is native from Europe where it inhabits riparian forests, river banks, and disturbed areas. Its range appears to be expanding rapidly. In addition to producing showy, yellow flowers in April-May, these versatile plants can sometimes form vegetative bulbils in the axils of the leaves.
This bright yellow flower shows a strong UV pattern.
Petals are shiny and reflective except at their base where UV is absorbed as well as the in the floral center.
Specimens found in large quantity close to a river named “Le Crevon” which flows through the village of Ry.
1. New England Wild Flower Society (2017) Ficaria verna. Fig-crowfoot, Lesser celandine. https://gobotany.new.../ficaria/verna/
2. Wikipedia (March 2017) Ficaria verna. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA. https://en.wikipedia...i/Ficaria_verna
Equipment [Nikon D3200-broadband + EL Nikkor 80mm f/5.6]
Visible Light [f/11 for 1/640" @ ISO-800 with S8612(2.5mm) filter in sunlight]
Ultraviolet Light [f/11 for 1/8" @ ISO-400 with Baader U filter in sunlight]
Infrared Light [f/11 for 0.4" @ ISO-400 with Hoya R72 filter in sunlight]
UV+Blue+Green [f/11 for 1/640" @ ISO-400 with S8612(2.5mm) + U-330(1.5mm) filters in sunlight]