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  • n. Plural form of celandine.


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  • There were primroses, purple violets, and bright yellow celandines, all wrapped in damp moss to keep them fresh.

    Henry’s Demons

  • In our woods and forests, spring begins more quietly – the blades of snowdrops pushing through frozen ground in late January, followed by the star-shaped wood anemones, the dog violets, celandines and primroses, before the bluebells arrive in April, a haze of sky-coloured petals, yellow anthers and clear honey scent.

    The power of spring flowers

  • Low to the grass is a single primrose and several bright celandines.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • The violets, lesser celandines and wood anemones were now part of a vivid growing line which drew in the singing dunnocks and yellowhammers, the butterflies and bees, the grass snake and the slugs and dewdrops too.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Towards the bottom of the slope my path steepened where it fell towards a pretty dell and here I came across my first flowering celandines and daisies of the season.

    Country diary: North Derbyshire

  • So it's small wonder that the early spring flowers are barely showing in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but in the southern half of the country spring is well under way – snowdrops, celandines, daffodils, crocuses and hazel catkins are coming into bloom and the leaf buds of elder trees starting to break open.

    Plantwatch: a divided nation

  • I have no idea whether Tolkien was thinking of celandines when he invented elanor, the 'sun-star', but was there ever a flower that suited the name better?

    Harbingers of spring

  • I've always thought of celandines as one of the candidates for Tolkien's elanor, the "sun-star" the little yellow flowers growing in Lothlorien.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Robins warbling from every tree-top, and crocuses and daffodils and celandines in flower among the remains of the snowdrops by the church.

    Spring flowers

  • Later in the spring there will be celandines among them.

    Village church with snowdrops


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