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:
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.