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Ranunculus nipponicus - (Makino.)Nakai.

Common Name
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
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 Water in mountains, C. Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun
Ranunculus nipponicus


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Ranunculus nipponicus is a PERENNIAL. It is in flower from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats

Bog Garden;  Pond.

Water in mountains, C. Japan[58].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

The whole plant is edible raw or cooked[105]. Some caution is advised, see the notes on toxicity above.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. It is an aquatic plant[58]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moist loamy soil[1]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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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