buttercup family


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buttercup family

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A large family of chiefly herbaceous plants, the Ranunculaceae, characterized by radially symmetrical, often showy flowers sometimes with numerous stamens, and including buttercup, clematis, columbine, and delphinium.
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Noun1.buttercup family - a family of Ranunculaceae
magnoliid dicot family - family of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
order Ranales, order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales - herbs, shrubs and trees: includes families Ranunculaceae; Annonaceae; Berberidaceae; Magnoliaceae; Menispermaceae; Myristicaceae; Nymphaeaceae; Lardizabalaceae; Lauraceae; Calycanthaceae; Ceratophyllaceae; Cercidiphyllaceae
genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
Aconitum, genus Aconitum - genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal
Actaea, genus Actaea - baneberry
genus Adonis, Adonis - annual or perennial herbs
genus Anemone - perennial herbs with tuberous roots and beautiful flowers; of north and south temperate regions
Anemonella, genus Anemonella - one species: rue anemone
genus Aquilegia - columbine
Caltha, genus Caltha - a genus of Caltha
Cimicifuga, genus Cimicifuga - small genus of perennial herbs of north temperate regions: bugbane
genus Clematis - large genus of deciduous or evergreen woody vines or erect herbs
Coptis, genus Coptis - small genus of low perennial herbs having yellow rhizomes and white or yellow flowers
Consolida, genus Consolida - plants having flowers resembling the larkspur's but differing from larkspur's in the arrangement of petals; sometimes included in genus Delphinium
genus Delphinium - large genus of chiefly perennial erect branching herbs of north temperate regions some poisonous
Eranthis, genus Eranthis - winter aconite
genus Helleborus, Helleborus - a genus of Helleborus
genus Hepatica - small genus of perennial herbs of north temperate regions; allied to genus Anemone
genus Hydrastis, Hydrastis - small genus of perennial herbs having rhizomes and palmate leaves and small solitary flowers; of northeastern United States and Japan
genus Isopyrum, Isopyrum - tufted perennial herbs of northern hemisphere
genus Laccopetalum, Laccopetalum - one species: giant buttercup
genus Nigella - erect annual Eurasian herbs
genus Pulsatilla, Pulsatilla - includes a group of plants that in some classifications are included in the genus Anemone: pasqueflowers
genus Thalictrum, Thalictrum - widely distributed genus of perennial herbs: meadow rue
genus Trautvetteria, Trautvetteria - small genus of perennial herbs: false bugbane
genus Trollius, Trollius - perennial herbs of north temperate regions: globeflowers
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This plant, from the buttercup family, produces a miniature green ruff of foliage and reveals a single golden bowl-shaped bloom.
A perennial in the buttercup family, goldenseal is second only to ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in commercial importance to the North American medicinal plant trade.
A MEMBER of the buttercup family, black cohosh was the best-selling herb to treat menopausal symptoms in America, although conflicting evidence exists on its alleged oestrogen-like effects.
Black cohosh, a herb derived from the buttercup family, can also be used for this.
It's actually a member of the buttercup family, is poisonous, and you're best wearing gloves with all hellebores as the sap can be a skin irritant.
Clematis, a favorite of both seasoned and beginner gardeners, is a climbing plant of the buttercup family which bears colorful and attractive features through its flowers, foliage and decorative seeds.
Baker's larkspur, a member of the buttercup family, is truly worthy of a Shakespearean-type tragedy, having faced an unbelievable series of unfortunate events in its bid to avoid extinction.
Hellebores belong to the buttercup family (ranunculaceae) and their slightly greasy seed does not store well.
Black cohosh, which is a member of the buttercup family, contains plant estrogens, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in several clinical trials.
I had moved a clump of Marsh Marigolds (Caltha palustris) that fateful afternoon, part of the buttercup family, some members of which are poisonous.
THIS pretty rockery plant, a member of the buttercup family, comes into flower long before the more well-known aubrieta, alyssum and arabis, but is no less effective.