Ficaria verna Fr: Ficaire
A variable low, bright yellow perennial with shiny heart-shaped leaves.
Flower. Bright glistening yellow, but fades to white with age. From 8 to 12 narrow petals (ours were all 8-petaled).
Leaves. Wide, heart-shaped, dark shiny green and rather fleshy.
Habitat. Damp meadows and woodland, ditches and path-sides. Ours were in the woods at the side of Lac St. Cassien.