Ranunculus lappaceus occurs naturally at Mount Annan in our remnant patches of Cumberland Plain Woodland. It performs well in cultivation and is a suitable choice for sunny or semi-shaded sites. It can be grown as a bedding plant in formal or informal drifts as well as in rockeries or containers.
It is ideal for the cottage garden as it self seeds readily and provides plenty of sunny yellow flowers.
Genus: From Latin, ranunculus, small frog, tadpole. Referring to its preference for moist sites.
Species: From Latin, lappa, burr.