Ranunculus monspeliacus L. subsp. monspeliacus

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

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This buttercup with a mainly northwestern Mediterranean distribution is present, with 3 subspecies, in all regions of mainland Italy (except in Umbria), in Sardinia and in Sicily (where, however, it has not been observed since a long time). It grows on the shores of streams and on moist grassy slopes, from sea level to about 1500 m. The species is rare in the outer belt of the temporary ponds of Sardinia. The fresh parts are poisonous (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 city of Montpellier in southern France. Flowering period: April to June.

Italian name(s): Ranuncolo di Montpellier (Italia)

© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 609

© Giovanni Galetti
by Giovanni Galetti

© Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - Public domain - copyright expired