Herb latin name: Ranunculus quelpaertensis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Edible parts of Ranunculus quelpaertensis:Leaves - cooked. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet places in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Propagation of Ranunculus quelpaertensis: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:Wet places in lowland and mountains all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Ranunculus quelpaertensis:None known
Known hazards of Ranunculus quelpaertensis: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.