Spring in Rock Creek Park - flowerphotographer
Although it creates a lovely spring show of glossy green leaves and starry yellow blossoms, lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) is an invasive exotic weed that smothers native wildflowers. Here it blankets the ground under skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) in a vernally wet area of Rock Creek Park.

Although it creates a lovely spring show of glossy green leaves and starry yellow blossoms, lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) is an invasive exotic weed that smothers native wildflowers. Here it blankets the ground under skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) in a vernally wet area of Rock Creek Park.

DCearly springSymplocarpus foetidus skunk cabbage