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Ranunculus multifidus

This small evergreen herb grows well in damp grassland and spreads its runners freely therefore being an excellent candidate for groundcover. The compound, bright-green leaves grow from a basal rosette and are covered with hairs. The cheerful yellow flowers, about 2cm in diameter, are borne on branched inflorescences.

The acrid juice from the pounded plant is used to treat skin irritations.

Multifidus derives from the Latin ‘multi’ meaning ‘many’; and ‘fidus’ meaning ‘divided’ referring to its leaves.

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Common Name:
Buttercup (Eng.); botterblom (Afr.)
Plant Height:
30 cm
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Flowering Time:
October, November, December, January, February, March, August, September