Photographer: Robert Bierman
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
Invasive - Eradicate!
|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, |
|Leaf:||long stalked; heart-shaped, blunt, often with bulblets in the axils; lower leaves opposite|