Herb latin name: Ranunculus nipponicus

Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Edible parts of Ranunculus nipponicus:

The whole plant is edible raw or cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes on toxicity above.

Description of the plant:


May to

Habitat of the herb:

Water in mountains, C. Japan.

Propagation of Ranunculus nipponicus:

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:

Water in mountains, C. Japan.

Medicinal use of Ranunculus nipponicus:

None known

Known hazards of Ranunculus nipponicus:

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.