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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Ranunculus flammula L.
Greater creeping spearwort
USDA Symbol: RAFL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul
AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OR , PA , RI , UT , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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