Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) on Mar 14, 2021
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For small patches, plants can be dug up in their entirety (be sure to get all roots and the small bulbils that break off to form new plants - you may need to sift through your soil to get these). Do not compost or put in your yard debris bin any below-ground parts of the plant (tubers and bulbils) as they can be spread this way. The leaves and flowers are ok to compost or put in yard debris. For larger patches, digging is impractical and can cause a lot of disturbance; herbicide application may have more success.
* Lesser Celandine: National Park Service fact sheet
*Lesser Celandine info from West Multnomah SWCD
Front yards in manufactured home park, Falcon Wood. In the front yards of the first residences upon entering park. Plant is spreading more into the park each year. Generally retirees live here. Getting very thick. Just learned of this reporting method from FB.
Tania Siemens WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education) Oregon Sea Grant Extension Oregon State University firstname.lastname@example.org 541-914-0701