This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Buttercup, crowfoot
- Annuals, Perennials, Poisonous Plants
- Perennial or annual herbs; leaves alternate, palmately lobed or divided; flower yellow, thimblelike, often shiny; fruit a head of small, dry achenes.
- USA, NC, Eurasia
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Ingestion causes burning of the mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Skin redness, burning sensation, and blisters following contact with cell sap.
- Toxic Principle:
- Protoanemonin, released from the glycoside ranunculin.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Forest and natural areas, weedy in disturbed areas, landscape as herbaceous perennials.
NCCES plant id: 1141