Identifying Poisonous Buttercup

Most of us who grew up spending time outdoors are family with buttercup, but many may not realize it is poisonous. Its a common weed in gardens and yards all over the United States and in Europe.

There are two species, creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens) and Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulsosus).

Identification:

Growth Pattern: Meadow Buttercup

Leaves: Heavily toothed, fuzzy leaves.

Flowers: Five, yellow, overlapping petals, shiny, 5 green sepals and many stamens.

Poisonous Side Affects When Consumed:

Contains high concentrations of toxic terpenoid alkaloids. These alkaloids impair the central nervous system; they are often used for nervous disorders, antispasmodics and sedatives. Some of these plants in the past have been used internally as heart and respiratory sedatives, and sometimes even today be trained herbalists.

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