Taxon: Ranunculus acris L.

Genus: Ranunculus
Family: Ranunculaceae
  Subfamily: Ranunculoideae
      Tribe: Ranunculeae
Nomen number: 30810
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:554. 1753
Name Verified on: 27-Jan-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Subarctic America: Greenland; United States - Alaska

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.


    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Ranunculus acris L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image