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Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris 100 Seeds USA Company

Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris 100 Seeds USA Company

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Ranunculus acris, commonly known as the Meadow Buttercup or Tall Buttercup, is a flowering plant species belonging to the Ranunculaceae family. Here's a description:

Appearance: Meadow Buttercup is a perennial herbaceous plant with bright yellow flowers. The flowers have five glossy petals, typically around 1 to 2 cm in diameter, though they can vary. The stems are usually erect and can grow up to 1 meter tall, giving the plant a tall and slender appearance.

Leaves: The leaves are deeply divided, with three lobes, each of which is further divided into smaller lobes or teeth. The leaves are generally hairy, particularly on the underside.

Habitat: This species is commonly found in meadows, pastures, roadsides, and other grassy areas. It prefers moist, well-drained soils and can thrive in both sunny and partially shaded environments.

Flowering: Meadow Buttercup typically blooms from late spring to early summer, producing clusters of bright yellow flowers atop its tall stems. The flowers attract various pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

Toxicity: It's worth noting that Ranunculus acris is considered toxic to livestock and can cause grazing animals to develop symptoms of poisoning if consumed in large quantities. The plant contains a compound called ranunculin, which, when ingested, can break down into chemicals that cause irritation and blistering of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract.

Cultural significance: Despite its toxicity, Meadow Buttercup is often appreciated for its cheerful appearance and is sometimes cultivated in gardens for ornamental purposes. However, caution should be exercised in areas where livestock graze.


Growing Instructions


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year.


1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 2-3 months.

2. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Fill a pot with a mixture of half potting soil and half sand or vermiculite.

3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.

4. Water the container. 

5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area.


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