Hairy Buttercup Ranunculus sardous
The hairy buttercup is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. Its scientific name is Ranunculus sardous. It is also known by common names such as Sardinian buttercup or Italian buttercup.
The hairy buttercup is a small annual herb that grows up to 10-30 cm tall. It has bright yellow flowers with 5-7 petals and greenish sepals. The leaves are divided into three lobes, called "hairy" buttercup.
The hairy buttercup is native to the Mediterranean region, including parts of Europe and North Africa. It typically grows in open, sunny areas such as fields, meadows, and roadsides. It blooms in the spring and summer, and bees and other pollinators visit its flowers.
Hairy Buttercup: Ranunculus sardous, which most know by the name hairy buttercup, is a hardy perennial plant that appears each season in the early to middle of spring. As the snow melts away and the sun begins to warm the earth, this sweet yellow flower is one of the earliest arrivals.
TN Nursery suggests this plant in full-sun natural areas or garden beds.
Although found widely across North America, this flower originated in the Mediterranean regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Hairy Buttercup has a festive Appearance.
The plant grows in expansive clusters. Its leaves are broad and bright green, with softly rounded lobes around the leaves. They grow to about a two-food maximum height.
The stems of this compact flower give this flower its common name. As they grow straight and erect in warm spring temperatures, they show off tiny hairs on the stems and leaves.
The flowers are a cheerful bright yellow, welcoming the warm springtime temperatures. Each flower has five petals that create a cup shape when open; they have a matching yellow center. The blossoms are on the small side, measuring under an inch across.
You will primarily see the cheerful blossoms from spring through mid-summer; the flowers go to seed during late summer and early fall, multiplying and continuing to cover your garden.
Hairy Buttercup care and maintenance
The hairy buttercup loves to bask in the full sunshine, like many pesky weeds. Cultivating the hairy buttercup can help eliminate weeds as they rob the nutrients and moisture from those unwanted growths.
Plant them in full-sun flower beds; border gardens in a middle row; moderately-spreading ground cover plants; or pollinator gardens, where they attract bees, moths, and butterflies.
How to Care for Ranunculus sardous
The hairy buttercup is a hardy perennial; it needs little care from the gardener. They love full sunshine and are drought-tolerant. They need a thin layer of mulch to put it to bed in the late fall and twice-annual fertilizing. Besides these basic needs, Ranunculus sardous does not require much care.
Hairy Buttercup Plants are available at TN Nursery
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