Species Detail

Ranunculus sp. L.
Buttercup


Scientific Name:  
Ranunculus sp. L.
Common Name:  
Buttercup
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ranunculus sp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  eaten as greens. " . . . the plant of the buttercup was an important green . . . we used the buttercup. They called it Willys britches . . . bout all the Indians used it."
Rafert, S. 1992 Use - Medicinal  crowfoot; or creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens eaten as a tonic; sometimes called "willies britches" by Miami elders
Botanical Sources  
Ranunculus sp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Both native and exotic buttercup species occur in a variety of habitats including meadows; prairies; woods; and marshes in eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Ranunculus sp. L.
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