Bristly Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ranunculus hispidus Accepted
Ranunculus septentrionalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 36 inches
Leaves: Other: Hairy, especially along veins
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Wild Turkeys, Ruffled Grouse and the Eastern Chipmunk consume the seeds.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold moist treatment for 2 months.
Other info: Seed will die if it dries out.
Pollinators: Flies


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Could this be Ranunculus? by wildflowers Apr 9, 2016 8:39 AM 21
Hispid Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus) by chelle Mar 27, 2012 6:30 PM 2

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