Ranunculus comes in a variety of colors. Shades of orange, yellow, peach, pale pink, hot pink, red and white. The word ranunculus is derived from the Latin word ‘rana’ which means frog, this is so because these flowers grow in wet areas. Bouquets of ranunculus look very beautiful, and hence these flowers are very popular as wedding flowers.
All Ranunculus species are poisonous when eaten fresh by cattle, horses, and other livestock, but their acrid taste and the blistering of the mouth caused by their poison means they are usually left uneaten
Rananculus can only be grown as a perennial in certain climates.
Ranunculus are prized for their ruffled flowers. The numerous petals give these plants a delicate appearance in spite of their showy colors. The flowers sprout from tuberous roots.
Ranunculus plants can be grown as either annuals or perennials.
Meaning and Symbolisms
- Native to Asia and celebrated for its medicinal properties as well as its bright beauty. Ranunculus ranges from white to pink, red to yellow to orange. Also known as Buttercup and Coyote’s Eyes.
- In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says, “I am dazzled by your charms.”