Herb: Rough-Seed Buttercup

Latin name: Ranunculus muricatus

Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Medicinal use of Rough-Seed Buttercup:

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

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

A weed of cornfields.

Propagation of Rough-Seed Buttercup:

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

A weed of cornfields.

Known hazards of Ranunculus muricatus:

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.