Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ranunculus ficaria L. image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Robert Bierman

Flora.cyberia

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus ficaria L.
fig buttercup, lesser celandine
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
ficaria: like figs
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Status: Introduced - escaped; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; with a tuberous cluster of roots
Flower: yellow, 8-12-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, normally 3-4 green sepals, petals narrowly oblong with wider tips
Fruit:dry seed, fruit drawing
Leaf:long stalked; heart-shaped, blunt, often with bulblets in the axils; lower leaves opposite
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ranunculus ficaria L. subsp. bulbilifer Lambinon
Ranunculus ficaria L. subsp. calthifolius (Rchb.) Arcang.
Ranunculus ficaria L. subsp. ficaria
Ranunculus ficaria L. var. bulbifera Albert

         
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