Ranunculus Abortivus

Botanical Name:

Ranunculus abortivus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Soil
Moist, rich soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb

Lifespan

Biennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Benefits
Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Low toxicity if eaten. Minor skin irritation lasting minutes if touched. Symptoms include 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.(Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Taxonomy

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Ranunculaceae

Genus

Ranunculus


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