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botanical name:
Ranunculus creticus
Ranunculus creticus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cretan buttercup
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Clump-forming perennial with large deeply lobed dark green basal leaves. Short branching stems carry bright yellow flowers in early spring.

cultivation:
Moist to dryish, humus-rich soil in part shade. Will grow in full sun if not too hot and reasonably moist.

propagation:
By seed or division in spring.

other notes:
Native to Crete and other parts of the Greek Archipelago, usually found in shady, rocky places. Rarely cultivated.
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