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Meadow buttercup

Ranunculus acris

Also known as

Buttercup

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

15cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Meadow buttercup Overview

This is a clump-forming perennial with wiry stems and lobed leaves. The flowers bloom in panicles of saucer-shaped, bright yellow flowers they will appear in mid-summer. It grows about 20 to 90cm in height. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Common problems with Meadow buttercup

How to propagate Meadow buttercup

Seed

Propagation is by seed when fresh.

Division

Division of the root in the spring or autumn.

Other uses of Meadow buttercup

Wildflower/meadow. Juice is poisonous if eaten.