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Ranunculus flammula

Ranunculus flammula

Common name lesser spearwort
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers yellow (late spring-summer)
Size 12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes cover crown with up to 2 inches of water

Buttercup native to Europe. Leaves are undivided and slender. Small yellow flowers appear over a long season of bloom, especially if spent flowers are deadheaded. New stems in spring emerge in brilliant red, which accounts for the species name (which means "little flame").

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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