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Bruso, George H.
Ranunculus flabellaris Raf.
Yellow water buttercup
USDA Symbol: RAFL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
AL , AR , CA , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Swamp/Marsh,Fresh Water Aquatic,Lakeshores USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Wet
BenefitWarning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Low toxicity if eaten. Minor skin irritation lasting minutes if touched. Symptoms include burning of the mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Skin redness, burning sensation, and blisters following contact with cell sap. Toxic Principle: Protoanemonin, released from the glycoside ranunculin.(Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff