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Ranunculus muricatus - L.
                 
Common Name Rough-Seed Buttercup, Spinyfruit buttercup
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous when fresh, the toxins are destroyed by heat or by drying[4, 10, 19, 21, 65]. The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[65, 183].
Habitats A weed of cornfields[17].
Range Mediterranean. Widely naturalized in Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Ranunculus muricatus Rough-Seed Buttercup, Spinyfruit buttercup


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Ranunculus muricatus Rough-Seed Buttercup, Spinyfruit buttercup
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2
   
Physical Characteristics
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Ranunculus muricatus is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antiasthmatic;  Antirheumatic;  Febrifuge.

The plant is used is used in the treatment of intermittent fevers, gout and asthma[240].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
A weed of arable land[17]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ.
Other Names
Found In
Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Judi Robinson Fri Apr 13 2007
I have some beautifully coloured plants which I understood were ranunculus - red, purple,pink and white and all I get when I put the name into Google is a buttercup. I bought the plants from a garden nursery and they have stunning flowers which look like roses, approximately 2 to 3 inches across. Please could you advise me. Judi Robinson
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