Ranunculus

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Ranunculus
Creepin buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
L.
Species

250-400+; see text

Ranunculus (play /ræˈnʌŋkjʊləs/)[1] is a lairge genus o aboot 600 species o plants in the Ranunculaceae. Memmers o the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, watter crowfits an the lesser celandine.

Thay are maistly yerbaceous perennials wi bricht yellae or white flouers (if white, still wi a yellae centre); some are annuals or biennials. A few species hae orange or reid flouers. There are usually five petals, but sometimes sax, numerous, or none, as in R. auricomus. The petals are eften heichly lustrous, especially in yellae species. Buttercups usually flouer in the ware, but flouers mey be foond throughoot the simmer, especially where the plants are growin as opportunistic colonisers, as in the case o gairden weeds.

Selectit species leet[eedit | eedit soorce]

See Leet o Ranunculus species for a more complete leet wi native ranges.

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  1. Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. pubmed

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "GRIN Species Records of Ranunculus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 

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