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Fig Buttercup

Scientific Name

Ficaria verna Huds. (formerly known as Ranunculus ficaria L.) (Emadzade et al. 2010)

Common Name

Fig buttercup, lesser celandine

Native To
Date of U.S. Introduction

First identified in 1867 (Post et al. 2009)

Means of Introduction

Introduced as an ornamental (Post et al. 2009)


Crowds out native species (Axtell et al. 2010)

Current U.S. Distribution

Northeastern U.S. and Pacific Northwest

Fig buttercup
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Fig buttercup, flowers; close-up


Photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff; University of Connecticut

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Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.

Council or Task Force
Federal Government
State and Local Government