Ranunculus pratensis C.Presl




RANUNCULACEAE Juss.
Ranunculales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Ranunculanae Takht. ex Reveal
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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by © Salvatore Cambria, © Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 48463





Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This buttercup is endemic to Sardinia and Sicily. It grows in wet meadows and on the margin of woods, on fresh soils, from sea level to about 800 m. In the temporary ponds of Sardinia this species is extremely rare. The whole plant is toxic for the presence of an alkaloid (protoanemonine). The genus name, the Latin for 'little frog', was used since ancient times only for the aquatic species of the subgenus Batrachion, also a diminutive of the Greek 'batràchos' (frog); the species name refers to the habitat. Flowering period: April to June.



Italian name(s): Ranuncolo dei prati (Italia), Ranuncolo pratense (Italia)





© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 48463



© Salvatore Cambria
by Salvatore Cambria
Sicilia, Italia, 2012



© Salvatore Cambria
by Salvatore Cambria
Sicilia, Italia, 2012



© Salvatore Cambria
by Salvatore Cambria
Sicilia, Italia, 2012