Bulbous Buttercup - Ranunculus bulbosus


    Short to medium hairy plant with a swollen corm-like base. The flowers are golden yellow 20 to 30 mm on furrowed stems, sepals down-turned.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassy habitats on well drained calcareous or slightly acid soils. Meadows, pastures, road verges, etc.

    When to see it

    March to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common also in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 482 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map