Ranunculus bulbosus subsp. bulbosus
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
Perennial; leaves arise from swollen rootstock which is obvious only in large plants; flowering stems to more than 50 cm tall, much-branched. Flowers have reflexed sepals, these being the most obvious field character for distinguishing this species from R. repens.
Gardens, lawns, pasture, boggy wetland edges.
Wetland plant indicator status rating
Commonly occurs as either a hydrophyte or non-hydrophyte (non-wetlands).
Ranunculus repens often grows in similar sites and has flowers about the same size and colour as R. bulbosus. However, R. repens has stolons and its flowers have spreading, not reflexed, sepals.
Europe, Asia, N.Africa
ranunculus: From the Latin ‘rana’ frog, meaning little frog and probably refers to the plants typical marshy habit where frogs abound