Herb: Graceful Buttercup


Latin name: Ranunculus inamoeus


Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)



Edible parts of Graceful Buttercup:

Root. Considered good to eat. No more details are given, but caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

Open mountain meadows, moist banks and slopes.

Propagation of Graceful Buttercup:

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:

Open mountain meadows, moist banks and slopes.

Medicinal use of Graceful Buttercup:

None known

Known hazards of Ranunculus inamoeus:

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.