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Scientific Name: Ranunculus asiaticus
Pronunciation: ruh-NUNK-you-luss ay-zee-AT-ih-kus
Common Name: ranunculus, Persian buttercup
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves dissected, parsley-like; flowers cup-shaped, poppy-like, up to 5 cm wide, common cultivars with many petals in red, pink, purple, yellow or white, purple-black anthers.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Open
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa, Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
ranunculus, Persian buttercup
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Ovate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Double

Fruit Type: Achene, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time:
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Tuberous roots

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Leaf miner insect, ( Deer resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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