Ranunculus ficaria subsp. chrysocephalus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus ficaria subsp. chrysocephalus


A small perennial herb which is grown in gardens; it may be widespread as such, being overlooked for the native subspecies. It has been recorded in hedgerows and on roadsides. Reproduction is by seed and perhaps by dispersal of root tubers. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the E. Mediterranean region.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.