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.

Photo ID?

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