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Ranunculus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Persian buttercup, Ranunculus
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Foliage dies down in the summer; soak the corms for 1 hour before planting or water well

Description:
Perennial or annual herbs; leaves alternate, palmately lobed or divided; flower yellow, thimblelike, often shiny; fruit a head of small, dry achenes.
Season:
Spring to Summer
Light:
Full-PM Sun
Color:
Most colors
Height:
2-24 in. (30-60 cm)
Space:
3-6 in. (8-15 cm)
Depth:
Cover 3 in. (7.5 cm)
Organ:
Tuberous roots
Hardiness:
Tender III - injured below 25 degrees F (2C)
Storage:
Store tuberous roots dry at 50-55 degrees F (10-13C)
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, dermatitis.
Symptoms:
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.
Severity:
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: 919

Ranunculus Ranunculus