Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Celery-Leaved Buttercup
Ranunculus Sceleratus
of the Buttercup family
an annual
30-60 cm high
blooms May-September
likes marshy, muddy places like ditches, verges, meadow
can be seen throughout the Park

   
This species of buttercup can poison cattle and reduce their milk yield. The name 'Celery' is actually a corruption of the Latin 'sceleratus' which means 'viscious'. This name is probably a result of the plant's abilty to form skin sores due to its pungent juices.