Cursed Buttercup Ranunculus sceleratus Linnaeus var. sceleratus    Synonyms: Celery-leaved Buttercup, Cursed Crowfoot.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ranunculales   >   Family Ranunculaceae   >   Genus Ranunculus   


The "Cursed" part of its common name is derived from its causing blisters on contact for some people. It is said to have been used by beggars to increase empathy (and donations).

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Cursed Buttercup blooming in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/15/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup at a stream crossing in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/10/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup in Howard Co., Maryland (3/18/2020). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/15/2021). (c) johnbotany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/23/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Cursed Buttercup in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/15/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

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