Ranunculus auricomus

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Ranunculus auricomus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Subgenus: R. subg. Ranunculus
Species: R. auricomus
Binomial name
Ranunculus auricomus

Ranunculus auricomus, known as Goldilocks Buttercup,[1] is a perennial species of buttercup native to temperate Eurasia. It is a calcicole typically found in moist woods and at the margins of woods. It is apomictic, and several hundred agamospecies have been recognised.[1] The stem leaves are few and deeply divided giving the plant a filiform appearance. Petals fall easily or may not be present.


  1. ^ a b Stace, Clive A. (2010). "Ranunculus L. – Buttercups". New Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 110–119. ISBN 978-0-521-70772-5. 

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