Ranunculus sceleratus L.

 
  • Family : RANUNCULACEAE
    (Buttercup Or Crowfoot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEELAMABARI FAMILY (नीलाम्बरी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Ranunculaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Hecatonia scelerata Fourr.; Adonis palustris Raeusch.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ranunculus sceleratus L.
  • Common name : Celery-leaved crowfoot
  • Vernacular name :
    • Shim, Aglaon, Jaldhaniya (Hindi)
    • Lalukaoba (Manipuri)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grows near ponds and streams
  • Comments / notes : Plant is very acrid
  • Key identification features : Erect, annual herbs with acrid juice; stems fleshy, hollow. Leaves 3-partite, segments obovate, cauline leaves sessile. Flowers 1-1 .5 cm across, yellow. Achenes ridged, obovoid.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Bhadrak district
    • Uttarakhand : Dehradun district
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Tirap district
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
  • Native : Temp. Eurasia, N. Africa, Ethiopia to Rwanda, Central & E. Canada to Central & E. U.S.A.
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Europe, North Asia, China, North Africa, Temperate America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • P.K. Hajra, D.M. Verma and G.S. Giri. Flora of India, Sereies 2 : Materials For The Flora Of Arunachal Pradesh. Vol. 1. pp. 60.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ranunculus sceleratus. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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