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Ranunculus hispidus

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ranunculus (ra-NUN-ku-lus) (Info)
Species: hispidus (HISS-pih-dus) (Info)

Synonym:Ranunculus hispidus var. hispidus
Synonym:Ranunculus hispidus var. falsus
Synonym:Ranunculus hispidus var. greenmanii
Synonym:Ranunculus hispidus var. marilandicus
Synonym:Ranunculus hispidus var. typicus

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cadiz, Kentucky

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