Flower beauty

Some species of ranunculus are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers.Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercup) is a species of buttercup (Ranunculus) native to the eastern Mediterranean region in southwestern Asia, southeastern Europe (Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes), and northeastern Africa.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 45 cm tall, with simple or branched stems. The basal leaves are three-lobed, with leaves higher on the stems more deeply divided; like the stems, they are downy or hairy. The flowers are 3–5 cm diameter, variably red to pink, yellow, or white, with one to several flowers on each stem.

 

Ranuncolo, genere delle Ranunculaceae, comprende oltre 400 specie originarie delle zone temperate e fredde del globo, il nome del genere usato da Plinio deriva dal latino e significa rana, in quanto queste piante prediligono i luoghi umidi e paludosi, habitat naturale degli anfibi.Dal Ranuncolo asiatico perenne, originario di Grecia, Turchia e Iran, alto 30-45 cm, hanno avuto origine numerosi ibridi e varietà.

 

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