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Ranunculus kochii - Ledeb.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards Although no specific record of toxicity has been found for this plant, many if not all members of this genus are poisonous. These toxins can be destroyed by heat or by drying[4, 10, 13, 19, 62, 65]. Many if not all plants in this genus also have a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[65, 183].
Habitats Rocky slopes near melting snow, to 3000 metres in Turkey[93].
Range W. Asia - Turkey, Iraq, Iran.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Ranunculus kochii


Ranunculus kochii

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ranunculus kochii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from April to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

R. edulis. Boiss.&Hohen.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Stem
Edible Uses:

Young stems[177]. No more details are given. Petals[177]. No more details are given. Caution is advised for both these uses, see the notes above on toxicity.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moist loamy soil[1]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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