Botanical name: Ranunculus
Botanical name: Ranunculus
Ranunculus are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all ranunculus are toxic to mammals.
Species of Ranunculus
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Purple'
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Purple' is a Persian buttercup cultivar named and bred for its striking dark purple flowers. These flowers grow on tall stems that reach a height of 30 - 61 cm. Some corms can produce up to 35 flowers, so it’s easy to see why these are loved by gardeners for bringing color to a garden - they also boast long-lasting cut flowers.
Persian buttercup 'Tomer Yellow'
Persian buttercup 'Tomer Yellow' is bred from the Persian buttercup. Its name reflects both the sunny yellow color of its flowers and its origins in southwestern Asia. Multiple layers of delicate petals surround the flowers. It is very popular in the cut flower market and for use in wedding bouquets, given the long life and showiness of the cut blooms.
Persian buttercup 'Elegance Red'
Persian buttercup 'Elegance Red' is a Persian buttercup cultivar of the type often also called turban buttercups or Persian crowfoots. The name comes from the incredibly rich red flowers of this cultivar. The blooms are highly prized in cut arrangements, being both large and dense with full double-rows of petals in a tight turban shape.
Persian buttercup 'Elegance White'
Persian buttercup 'Elegance White' is a Persian buttercup cultivar of the type often also called turban buttercups or Persian crowfoots. The name comes from the pure white flowers of this cultivar. The blooms are highly prized in cut arrangements, being both large and dense with full double-rows of petals in a tight turban shape. In the right cool, drained soil, they can be planted as perennials.
Persian buttercup 'Delano White'
Persian buttercup 'Delano White' is an exceptional member of the buttercup family that has progressed so far from the simple five-petalled flowers of its parent that you'd hardly know it was a member of the same family. This cultivar has a stunning pure white double flower, which inspired the name. A wealth of petals whirl around a dark center, making for a spectacular garden bloom or cut flower.
Persian buttercup 'Tomer White'
Persian buttercup 'Tomer White' is a pure white cultivar of the ever-changing Persian buttercup, which is a fairly simple single-flowered plant in the wild. In contrast, this stunning hybrid bears a double white flower which is a swirling cluster of pure white petals. This spring-blooming beauty is an ideal cut flower for weddings and brightens up countless ornamental gardens.
Persian buttercup 'Delano Yellow'
Persian buttercup 'Delano Yellow' offers large, brilliant yellow flowers that have multiple layers of silky-soft petals and dark centers. It is a cultivar of Ranunculus asiaticus distinguished by, and named for, the yellow color of its blooms. This plant is deer and rabbit resistant. Gardeners love its long vase life which can last for up to 7 days.
Persian buttercup 'Cloni Success Hanoi'
Persian buttercup 'Cloni Success Hanoi' is a cultivated plant from the buttercup family bred for its large, layered flowers. Persian buttercup 'Cloni Success Hanoi' produces larger blooms than other plants in the genus. Their striking pale pink blooms make the plant a favorite with gardeners. The bloom’s color is another distinction between it and similar species.
Chalk-stream water-crowfoot gets it name from its habitat: fast flowing streams and rivers. It is native to Ireland, known for its many waterways. In the summer months it forms attractive patches of white flowers with yellow centers that are held above the water's surface. The long, thin, glossy green leaves float submerged in the water.
Cantonese buttercup are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all cantonese buttercup are toxic to mammals.
Aconite-leaf buttercup produces copious, intricate white flowers with pleasing yellow centers, which are adored by gardeners around the world. Bees and other beneficial insects love this herbaceous perennial as well, as the flowers are particularly rich with nectar and pollen.
Smallflower Buttercup (Ranunculus parviflorus) has a specific epithet that means small-flowered, because of its tiny yellow blooms. This annual herb is a Europen native buttercup that grows as a weed on roadsides and disturbed ground. It has also been introduced and has become a nuisance in Australia and the USA. The plant is, however, becoming rare in Ireland.
Large white buttercup
Large white buttercup sports white blooms, unlike most species in the buttercup family, which boast yellow flowers. This perennial prefers damp woodland habitats. Like others of its genus, it contains anemonin, a toxic chemical that causes harm if ingested.
The plant has palmately lobed leaves and showy yellow flowers.
A member of the buttercup family, blisterwort is toxic or hazardous. Its Latin name, Ranunculus recurvatus, comes from a combination of Latin words meaning frog and little, in reference to the plants that like to grow in moist places, just like little frogs.
Eschscholtz's buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii) is named after the Russian botanist Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz (1793-1831). This wildflower favors the meadows and rocky upland slopes of North America, where you are most likely to see its yellow flowers in summer. Eschscholtz's buttercup attracts moths and other pollinating insects.
The early buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis) is found in prairies and open areas in eastern North America, where it is widespread. True to its common name, this species' yellow flowers bloom in the early springtime. Its nectar, pollen, and seeds feed local insects and birds, but the foliage is toxic to mammals.
Persian buttercup 'Aviv Red'
Persian buttercup 'Aviv Red' is a double-flowered hybrid of Persian Buttercup, with a characteristic deep crimson color. By contrast, the parent has just one layer of flower petals, which are pink, yellow, or white. Persian buttercups are superb garden plants and the flowers are also popular as cut flowers in floral arrangements and bouquets.
Aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flore Pleno'
Aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flore Pleno' is a species that has been cultivated from Aconite-leaf buttercup for its white and yellow double-petalled blooms. It also gives the plant its name, 'Flore Pleno' or 'Double Flowered'. Aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flore Pleno' is popular with gardeners due to its hardiness and low maintenance nature. These properties are also why the plant received recognition from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award for garden merit.
African buttercup are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all african buttercup are toxic to mammals.
Pond water crowfoot
Pond water crowfoot is a herbaceous perennial, occasionally annual, plant. Pond water crowfoot is a summer bloomer potentially named after its native aquatic habitat and spreading appearance. It is noted for its two types of leaves – one type lies above the waterline and one lies submerged underwater.
Another name for celery-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus sceleratus) is cursed buttercup. People gave it this secondary name because of the extremely high amounts of the toxic chemical protoanemonin present in the plant. If you crush the leaves, they’ll cause blisters on your skin.
California buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) is a perennial herb species native to California. California buttercup does not grow in the wild outside of North America. This species grows in chaparral and woodlands and is often planted in wildflower gardens.
Like all members of the buttercup family, bristly buttercup could be considered toxic. This plant can irritate the skin if touched, and livestock can be affected by ingesting it. Even bees can be poisoned by the pollen of this common flower.
Greater creeping spearwort
This blooming perennial, the greater creeping spearwort or Ranunculus flammula is considered toxic. It grows in damp areas and bears yellow flowers. The Latin name, flammula, is similar to the Latin word flamma, for flame. This may be in reference to the plant’s fiery toxicity.
White water crowfoot
White water crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis) is an aquatic perennial plant that will grow from 2.5 - 15 cm above water. Commonly found in slow-moving streams canals and ponds. Also called the long-beak buttercup it blooms in summer with white flowers that have yellow centers that change to green as they mature.
Western buttercup is a toxic plant found throughout the pacific areas of North America. It contains a substance called protoanemonin, found in all plants of the buttercup family. However, western buttercup is poisonous only when ingested, so it's often used as an ornamental plant.
Meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris) is a flowering plant native to Europe. It has gained many nicknames related to its yellow flowers and ubiquity in meadow-like environments. Meadow buttercup is moderately toxic to both humans and livestock.
Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a flowering buttercup species native to the eastern Mediterranean region. It is known to tolerate lower temperatures than many buttercup species. The persian buttercup is a popular ornamental plant for its attractive blossoms.
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Red'
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Red' is a Persian buttercup cultivar that produces showy double-flowered crimson blooms for which it is named. These contrast markedly with the parent plant's simple single blooms, usually pink, yellow, or white. Flowers of this cultivar can grow as large as 15 cm, which creates a much showier display than the plant parent's small 5 cm blooms.
Persian buttercup 'Tomer Picotee'
Persian buttercup 'Tomer Picotee' is unique for its large roselike flowers, white in color but with purple petal edges. Bred from the Persian buttercup, its cultivar name refers to flowers whose coloration speckles at the edges from the base color from the French word picote. The delicate blooms are popular for floral arrangements, including wedding bouquets.
Persian buttercup 'Tomer Red'
The Persian Buttercup, which is a relatively unimposing single-flowered plant in its native environment, has been cultivated into a huge number of colors and incarnations – but the persian buttercup 'Tomer Red' is perhaps the most attractive of all. This cultivar produces a perfect deep red double-petaled flower that comprises a dense cluster of red petals on a stiff stem that is ideal for cut flowers and gardens.
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Pink'
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Pink' are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all persian buttercup 'Tecolote Pink' are toxic to mammals.
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Orange'
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote Orange' is a stunning cultivar of the Persian buttercup species and is noted for its spectacular flowers. Unlike the parents that produce single flowers, this cultivar was bred to boast gorgeous, rose-like or peony-like orange flowers, comprised of multiple layers of papery-like petals.
Persian buttercup 'Tecolote White'
If you're talking about the unique features of persian buttercup 'Tecolote White', you need to look at its blooms - pure white in color, with a similar petal structure to the blooms of a rose. The name "Tecolote White" honors this individuality, given to highlight its characteristic coloration. It's a variety of Persian buttercup.
Buttercups 'Paeony mixed'
Buttercups 'Paeony mixed' is a Buttercup cultivar that has been specially bred to produce a profusion of different-colored flowers from the same plant. The mix of colors include white, yellow, orange, and a delicate pink flower similar to the coloration of the peony for which it is named.
Ranunculus chinensis are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all ranunculus chinensis are toxic to mammals.
Ranunculus ternatus are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all ranunculus ternatus are toxic to mammals.
The chinese buttercup is a perennial herb that grows well as a ground cover in the spring and summer. This species is often found growing near water. The chinese buttercup makes a beautiful ornamental flower in horticulture.
The Spreading Watercockfoot is a wintergreen, perennial, herbaceous plant that forms 5 - 300 cm long, bare stems. It is a flooding underwater plant. The leaves are arranged distributed on the stem. The leaf lobes are arranged in a plane. The outline of the divided into hair-thin segments leaf blade is circular.
Buttercups 'Purple Heart'
Buttercups 'Purple Heart' is a cultivar of buttercup that differs dramatically in appearance from its humble forbear. This flower is named for its vividly colored deep scarlet-purple flowers which grow in a dramatic swirl of densely packed petals. The plant flowers in spring to summer and grows 25 cm tall.
Gmelin's buttercup is a perennial flowering plant that can be found in wetlands and other wet habitats. In some cases, it can be completely aquatic, floating on water. The species is relatively rare in the wild and it's considered endangered in the US state of Wisconsin.
Persian buttercup 'Aviv Rose'
Persian buttercup 'Aviv Rose' is bred from the Persian buttercup, and its cultivar name comes from its Mediterranean origins and roselike appearance. It has larger than usual flowers on strong stems that are bred for the cut flower market. The pink blooms set against dark green leaves give it a visual appeal popular with gardeners.
Crowfoot 'Flore Pleno'
Crowfoot 'Flore Pleno' are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all crowfoot 'Flore Pleno' are toxic to mammals.
Yellow water buttercup
Yellow water buttercup is native to the United States and Canada. It grows in aquatic and semiaquatic conditions, surviving equally well in calm, shallow water and mud. Yellow water buttercup grows differently shaped leaves depending on the conditions. Underwater leaves are very narrow, while those of terrestrial examples grow into wide, blunt lobes. All produce the same style of yellow flower.
Adder's tongue spearwort
Adder's tongue spearwort is a herbaceous water plant. The Latin name Ranunculus means 'froglike' in reference to the plant's water-loving nature and ophioglossifolius compares the plant's leaves to those of the Ophioglossum plant. This increasingly rare wildflower is classed as vulnerable and is a protected species under the United Kingdom's Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
All parts of corn buttercup are toxic when eaten fresh. This annual grows in moist habitats, particularly on loamy, clay, and chalky soils. It is considered an endangered species. It is also known as devil on all sides, due to its sharp spines on the seed-heads that resemble a claw.
The plant is 30 - 60 cm tall and has long white hair on the stem and leaf back. The leaves are single leaves that have 3-5 split palm leaves with long stems, short stems with short stems in the middle of the stem, and small linear leaves at the top of the stem. The leaf blades are concentric and are 2.5 - 7 cm long. The flowering season is spring. The flower has a diameter of 1.5 - 2 cm, five petals, a wide-spread egg shape, a length of 1 - 1.2 cm, and a yellow color. The petals are known for their unique luster. After the flower, attach a small spherical fruit (aggregate fruit) of about 5 mm.
Sagebrush buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus) is an herbaceous perennial plant that is native to the western United States and Canada. This species grows on damp ground. The genus name, Ranunculus, comes from the Latin for "little frog," because species in the genus often grow in damp areas.
Spinyfruit buttercup (Ranunculus muricatus) is indigenous to Europe but has spread to much of the rest of the world. Most geographical regions consider it to be an invasive species that can do damage to the existing ecosystem. The plant is poisonous when fresh and its juice can irritate the skin.
While originally used as an ornamental plant around the world, the creeping buttercup is now considered invasive in many places. Distribution usually occurs through the transportation of hay, making control difficult. The creeping buttercup is considered poisonous and can cause skin blistering.
Hairy buttercup (Ranunculus sardous) is a native European weed. It’s indigenous to the Canary Islands and North Africa, but has spread throughout the world. Its saffron-colored flowers are a common sight in fields and pastures. The plant gets its name because it has hairy stems and leaves.
Little-leaf buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus) is a flowering plant found throughout the majority of the United States and Canada. Little-leaf buttercup has nectar that attracts bees, ladybugs, and many species of flies.
St. Anthony’s Turnip also known as bulbous buttercup andRanunculus bulbosus is a weedy perennial with pretty yellow flowers that begin blooming in spring. If the sap of this plant comes in contact with your skin it can produce blisters. This plant is considered toxic.
Aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flora Pleno'
Aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flora Pleno' are a genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the family of the same name. The genus consists of primarily wild plants that are known for their showy, predominantly yellow little flowers. The name probably came from the false beliefs that the characteristic yellow hue of butter comes from these plants. However, all aconite-leaf buttercup 'Flora Pleno' are toxic to mammals.