Ranunculus sceleratus L., Sp. Pl. 551 1753. (syn. Adonis palustris Raeusch.; Batrachium sceleratum (L.) Th.Fr. ex A.Pihl; Hecatonia palustris Lour.; Hecatonia scelerata Fourr.; Ranunculus apiifolius St.Lag. (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus apiophyllus St.Lager.; Ranunculus carnosus Wall.; Ranunculus digitatus Gilib. (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus holophyllus Hance; Ranunculus indicus Roxb.; Ranunculus oryzetorum Bunge; Ranunculus palustris Garsault (ambiguous synonym); Ranunculus sceleratus var. globosus Freyn ex Batt.; Ranunculus sceleratus var. sinensis H. Lév. & Vaniot; Ranunculus sceleratus var. umbellatus (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.; Ranunculus umbellatus Roxb. ex Willd.);
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India: Plains of North India, Himalaya and in warm valleys. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur; Japan; China; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Iran; Syria; Egypt; Europe and Russia as per Srivastava SK (2010) Revision of genus Ranunculus L.(Ranunculaceae) in India. Taiwania 55(3): 273-314. [Full text with line diagrams];
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Austria, Belgium, Baleares, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia & Kosovo, Macedonia, Portugal, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, W-, N-, C- & E-European Russia, Crimea, Belarus, Ukraine, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia [Caucasus], Azerbaijan, Siberia (W-Siberia, C-Siberia), Russian Far East, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Australia (I) (Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I), Tasmania (I)), N-India, Siberia, Mongolia, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe (I), New Zealand (I), Chatham Isl. (I), China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Ryukyu Isl., Bhutan, North Korea, South Korea, Nepal, Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Egypt (Nile Delta, Nile Valley, NW-coastal Egypt), Iran (N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, W-Iran), Iraq (NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, S-Iraq, W-Iraq: Desert), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley), Lebanon (coastal W-Lebanon), Syria (NW-Syria), Afghanistan (Faryab, Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Qunduz, Samangan, Takhar), Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), Vietnam, Laos, NE-Thailand, Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), India (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur), Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Waziristan, N.W.Frontier Prov., Pakistani Punjab), Pakistani Kashmir (Azad Kashmir), Bangladesh, USA (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, West Virginia), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), St. Pierre et Miquelon, Chile (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Celery-leaved buttercup, cursed Buttercup; Blister buttercup; Celery-leaf crowfoot, Cursed crowfoot, Marsh crowfoot; Delhi: Jaldhania; Kumaon: Shim; Mundari: Bir-mani;
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This another common tall herbaceous plant of wet areas has leaves with narrower segments, smaller flowers and minute smooth achenes forming a compact ovoid head;
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Stem-green, erect, hollow;
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I have seen R. sceleratus growing in Kashmir where they grow medium sized in wet places, the ones along banks of Tikkar tal lake in Morni were on gravely soil and much smaller, but those that grow along margins of ponds and lakes in Delhi grow very tall, sometimes up to 80-90 cm.
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Ranunculaceae Juss.: Ranunculus sceleratus L.: Ranunculus sceleratus L. Sp. Pl. 1: 551. 1753.
Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Clifford: 230, Ranunculus 12 (BM-000628891)
[Designated by: Benson in Amer. Midl. Naturalist 52 : 361 (1954)].
Location: Chandrabani, Dehradun (Inside WII campus), common along streams and moist open areas.
Date: 06.03.2011
Camera use: Nikon D300 + Nikkor 60mm lens.
Attachments:
1. Flower pic
2. Protologue from Species Plantarum
3. Lectotype of Ranunculus sceleratus L.
4. Benson’s reprint from American Midland Naturalist (In next mail)



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This another common tall herbaceous plant of wet areas has leaves with narrower segments, smaller flowers and minute smooth achenes forming a compact ovoid head.
Photographed from around Tikkar Tal Lake in Morni hills, Wazirabad in Delhi and from Kashmir. 
Common names: blister buttercup, celery-leaf buttercup, celery-leaf crowfoot, cursed crowfoot, marsh crowfoot

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics. I have never seen such long thalamus in R. sceleratus as seen in fourth image. Or may be it looks that way in the picture.


I have seen R. sceleratus growing in Kashmir where they grow medium sized in wet places, the ones along banks of Tikkar tal lake in Morni were on gravely soil and much smaller, but those that grow along margins of ponds and lakes in Delhi grow very tall, sometimes up to 80-90 cm. These are grown in our botanical garden where they fruit very well and show good fruiting especially when watering is withdrawn. This was one such plant.



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08022012 AP-1 Small Plant for id from Ambala Cantt Haryana: habitat-near water bodies
Height-about 2 feet
Stem-green, erect, hollow

Ranunculus sceleratus..


Yes Ranunculus sceleratus


Yes, common buttercup, “jaldhania“, filling the wet places these days, will be invisible in a short span of time from now, till next year….



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Ranunculus scleratus L (?) from Kamrup district, Assam: (6 pictures) Attaching images of what looks likeRanunculus scleratus L. Please confirm the ID.Date :15.02.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Ranunculaceae
Genus & species: Ranunculus scleratus L.(?)
Habitat: Grows wild on.bank of the river
Habit : Herb
Flower : Yellow

Yes … Very good photographs



 

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Hooghly Today : Ranunculus sceleratus L.: (10 images) Bengal Plants describes only one species, so this seems to be Ranunculus sceleratus L., a wild herb found on the banks of the Hooghly river, at Chandannagar.


Yes, … this should be Ranunculus sceleratus L. very common these days (26.2.13) in our area (Panipat, Haryana) also… nice clicks..


Thanks for sharing the detailed images. Not doubting your ID…..just informing that some other Ranunculus have also been reported from W. Bengal. You may find this Taiwania paper useful.


The Ranunculus document is excellent, it informs i can expect R. diffusus DC. var. diffusus, R. sardosus, R. muricatus in South Bengal. Besides, there are some more in North Bengal. The distribution maps are fantastic, and those illustrations.



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Ranunculaceae Fortnight:: Ranuculus sceleratus- Common Butter cup:: NS 2015 Jan-37 : 1 post by 1 author.  Attachments (6)
This is a very common species, usually occupying unattended aquatic habitats.. the common buttercup, Ranunculus sceleratus …


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Ranunculus sceleratus L.,  Sp. pl. 1:551. 1753

This another common tall herbaceous plant of wet areas has leaves with narrower segments, smaller flowers and minute smooth achenes forming a compact ovoid head.
Photographed from around Tikkar Tal Lake in Morni hills, Wazirabad in Delhi and from Kashmir.

Common names: blister buttercup, celery-leaf buttercup, celery-leaf crowfoot, cursed crowfoot, marsh crowfoot


 

It was about a month after my father’s demise. I went to Chandannagore on account of my mother’s pension. Those days were nightmare to me, for never before I took any responsibility concerning my family affairs. I was a naive, and may be a spoilt child, even at the age of 48! Maybe still am!

But, I did took these photographs on the bank of the river Ganges. I think I had/have gotten myself addicted to eFI.


The plant uploaded seems to be Ranunculus sceleratus


Yes R. sceleratus

Nice photographs



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Ranunculus sceleratus (accepted name) ??? : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (16)
Location: Bojepokhari, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 4200 ft.

Date: 28 January 2017


Nepali Names : नाककोरे Naakakore  / नाकुरे Naakure   / शम्फु झार Shamphu Jhaar / थरुनी Tharuni  


Ranunculus sceleratus ABMAY2017/10 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (12)

I found four plants growing on the muddy edge of a small lake. The leaves have almost all turned yellow but the fresh flowers are still appearing. Looking at the seedheads, leaves and the flowers I think the plant is R. sceleratus. Please advise.

Ranunculus sceleratus
Dal Lake, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala,
HP, 1800m

26 May 2017.


The last set of photos did not show the sepals clearly. I took some photos this morning to show them clearly.

Attachments (6)


Superb presentation with great images.


Yes, these pics belong to Ranunculus sceleratus..


I saw one R. sceleratus flowering a couple of days back and took some photos to show the habit and different leaves. The plant was about 26cm tall with the single flower measuring only 1.3cm across. The flower-stem (pedicel) was 2cm, leaf-stem for basal leaves 7cm and the tripartite basal leaves were about 3-4cm x 3-4cm.
Ranunculus sceleratus
Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
24 January 2018.

Yes, flowering these days at our place also… 



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Ranunculus sceleratus L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (11)- around 500 kb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 3 Aprl 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit : Wild 


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Akbara, Agra. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 & 3 mb each.
Need id of herb attached from Agra, U.P
26 February 19

Ranunculus sceleratus L. ??


Ranunculus scleratus


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Request for identification of this water-associated angiosperm (yellow-flower)
Date: 15th June 2020
Time: 1018 hrs
Location- Sutlej river bank, Near Luhnu Cricket stadium, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
Habitat- Wild, riverine

Plant Habit- Herb, growing erect on clayey soil


Very poor image quality !

Ranunculus sceleratus L.


Thank you Saroj sir. Sorry about the image quality. It was actually focussed on another plant, and this was cropped from that image. Thanks for identifying even with the poor quality of image.


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Id request for this plant found in kashmir valley: 1 high resolution image.


I hope Ranunculus sceleratus


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