The Project Grows! Where are we seeing these species?

Thank you for your work, searching in your nearby natural areas for Marsh Marigold (Calthus palustris) and Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria). The observations of each species have more than doubled on iNaturalist since the beginning of this project! Truly a group effort here, it is great to see. How do the new observations break down? There are a total of 94 observations detailing unique locations.

There were many from North America. New observations of Marsh Marigold are numerous in Vermont, with others coming in from IL, MI, OH, Ontario, and PA. Lesser Celandine, invasive in N. America, has been observed recently in Washington DC, as well as IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, and VA.

In Europe, observations of both species have been made in Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Wales, and even the Faroe Islands. Interestingly, Lesser Celandine is not native on the Faroe Islands.

From the start of the project to now, ...more ↓

Posted on May 03, 2013 07:22 PM by natureserve natureserve | 5 comments | Leave a comment
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Collect as many observations as possible, from anywhere in the world, of Ranunculus ficaria (syn. Ficaria verna) (Lesser Celandine) and Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold) during the spring and summer of 2013. If you see either of these species or think you may have found one, consider documenting them and then contributing them to our project! Remember, take the clearest pictures you can of the ...more ↓

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