Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Beetles
Moths and Butterflies


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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 16, 2020 4:27 PM

Information from "A Guide to Wild Flowers, Ferns and Grasses":
Rhizome: short, thick. Stem: erect, profusely branched. Basal leaves: petiolate, palmately 5-7 lobed. Upper stem-leaves: sessile, cut into narrow segments. Flower stems: not furrowed. Flowers: 5 green sepals, 5 petals; followed by rounded pale brown ascends with a short hooked beak. Originated from: Europe and West Siberia.

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