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Ranunculus lanuginosus L.

Woolly Buttercup




Group: Spermatophytina (Spermatophytes)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Genus: Ranunculus (Buttercup)


Ranunculus lanuginosus
Ranunculus umbrosus

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    Slightly toxic, 30–80 cm tall. flowers: Ø 10–40 mm, yellowish. pedicels: cross-section round, not furrowed. floral-axis: glabrous. corolla: 5‑leaved. nectar-glands: covered with a scale. fruits: glabrous. stem: with protruding hairs. petioles: with protruding hairs. ...

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Distribution in Europe

Ranunculus lanuginosus


The colours represent the floristic status of the species in the respective region. Green indicates native occurrences, light green naturalized occurrences. Adventive occurrences are represented by light yellow shades and plants that are cultivated (but rarely occur in the wild) are dark yellow. Grey colours are used, if the floristic status of species is unknown or uncertain.

Distribution in Germany

Ranunculus lanuginosus


Natural, established occurences
Artificial occurences

The color intensity reflects the species' abundance

Data: Floristische Kartierung Deutschlands (Stand 2013), Bundesamt für Naturschutz (


Ranunculus lanuginosus

Ranunculus lanuginosus


  • native


  • forests, shrubbery

  • in alkaline habitats

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