Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Ranunculus sceleratus L. - Celery-leaved Buttercup - Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus sceleratus
© Roy Anderson
Ranunculus sceleratus
© Neville McKee
Ranunculus sceleratus
(Map updated: March 2008)

A tall buttercup species with rather small flowers and a distinctive elongated receptacle at the centre of the flower which carries the achenes (single-seeded dry fruits).

Characteristically found beside drainage ditches or muddy ponds, especially in Co. Down and the Lough Neagh basin; less frequent in other areas; mainly in coastal situations in north Co. Londonderry.

All names: Ranunculus sceleratus L.