Invasive Plant Alert - Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine

The City's Forestry Section urges residents to be aware of lesser celandine, an invasive plant that is taking over local woodlands.

Our woodlands and wildflowers are under attack by the insidious lesser celandine, also known as the fig buttercup. This invasive, spring ephemeral spreads rapidly and outcompetes native spring ephemerals like bloodroot, wild ginger, and spring beauty.

Now is the time to fight back. Just look for this invader’s showy, yellow flowers in moist, wooded habitat, including ravines. Because it tends to grow in dense mats, the best and most efficient way to destroy this invasive is through broadleaf chemical control.

For help identifying and eliminating the fig buttercup, please feel free to reach out to the Forestry Section for a property walk/consultation or for a list of professional landscape companies. 

We are here to help and look forward to working with you as we retake our woodlands from this invasive plant.

Stay Informed!