Graceful Buttercup (Ranunculus inamoeus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Graceful Buttercup
Ranunculus inamoeus
Ranunculaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root[105, 161]. Considered good to eat[257]. No more details are given, but caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

  • Cautionary Notes

    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[4, 10, 13, 19, 62, 65]. Many if not all plants in this genus also have a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[65, 183].

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moist loamy soil[1]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].
Western N. America – southwards from British Columbia..

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