Herb latin name: Ranunculus hirtus
Synonyms: Ranunculus plebeius
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Ranunculus hirtus:Odontalgic, ophthalmic.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Lowland to sub-alpine in various habitats from forests to rocky places, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Propagation of Ranunculus hirtus:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Lowland to sub-alpine in various habitats from forests to rocky places, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Known hazards of Ranunculus hirtus:Although no specific record of toxicity has been found for this plant, many if not all members of this genus are poisonous. These toxins can be destroyed by heat or by drying. Many if not all plants in this genus also have a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.