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Ranunculus Sceleratus

Botanical Name:

Ranunculus sceleratus

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Herb

Lifespan

Annual

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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