Ranunculus ficaria

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Related to Ranunculus ficaria: Ficaria grandiflora, Ficaria verna
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Noun1.Ranunculus ficaria - perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
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And that's the whole trouble with Ranunculus ficaria - a member of the buttercup family and a plant native to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, Caucasus, and Siberia - it'll grow pretty much anywhere.
Ranunculus ficaria is the earliest of the buttercup clan and has evolved to cope with torrential rain by closing its petals to protect its inner workings when skies darken.