Fig buttercup (Ranunculus ficaria)


Fig buttercup (Ranunculus ficaria) Weed.

Ranunculus ficaria is a perennial plant and spring ephemeral (lasting for a very short time) that spends much of the year underground as thickened tubers. In the North American region, native ephemeral wildflowers grow and flower early in the spring before leaf-out of the forest canopy. Ranunculus . . . → Read More: Fig buttercup (Ranunculus ficaria)

Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine by H. Zell on Wikimedia Commons

Ranunculus ficaria                                                           

Common Name: Lesser Celandine.

Family: Ranunculaceae.

Known Hazards: All parts of the plant are poisonous. The toxins are unstable and of low toxicity, they are easily destroyed by heat or by drying. The sap can cause irritation to the skin.

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