Herb: Corn Buttercup


Latin name: Ranunculus arvensis


Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)



Medicinal use of Corn Buttercup:

The plant is used is used in the treatment of intermittent fevers, gout and asthma.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
June
to July

Habitat of the herb:

A weed of cornfields, especially on calcareous soils.

Propagation of Corn Buttercup:

Seed - sow spring in situ. You are very unlikely to need to encourage this plant.

Cultivation of the herb:

A weed of cornfields, especially on calcareous soils.

Known hazards of Ranunculus arvensis:

All parts of the plant are poisonous when fresh, the toxins are destroyed by heat or by drying. The plant also has a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.