Herb latin name: Ranunculus kochii
Synonyms: Ranunculus edulis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Edible parts of Ranunculus kochii:Young stems. No more details are given. Petals. No more details are given. Caution is advised for both these uses, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky slopes near melting snow, to 3000 metres in Turkey.
Propagation of Ranunculus kochii: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:Rocky slopes near melting snow, to 3000 metres in Turkey.
Medicinal use of Ranunculus kochii:None known
Known hazards of Ranunculus kochii: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.