Ficaria verna Huds. (formerly known as Ranunculus ficaria L.) (Emadzade et al. 2010)
Europe (Post et al. 2009)
First identified in 1867 (Post et al. 2009)
Introduced as an ornamental (Post et al. 2009)
Crowds out native species (Axtell et al. 2010)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Fig Buttercup.
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.
State and Local Government
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Clemson University. Regulatory Services.
Axtell, A.E., A. DiTommaso, and A.R. Post. 2010. Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria): a threat to woodland habitats in the northern United States and southern Canada. Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(2):199-196.
Emadzade, K., C. Lehnebach, P. Lockhart, and E. Hörandl. 2010. A molecular phylogeny, morphology and classification of genera of Ranunculeae (Ranunculaceae). Taxon 59(3):809-828.
- Post, A.R., A. Krings, W.A. Wall, and J.C Neal. 2009. Introduced lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria, Ranunculaceae) and its putative subspecies in the United States: a morphometric analysis (PDF | 1.56 MB) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3(1):193-209.