Ranunculus platanifolius
Ranunculus platanifolius (Platanen-Hahnenfuß) IMG 0747.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
R. platanifolius
Binomial name
Ranunculus platanifolius

Ranunculus platanifolius, the large white buttercup, is a species of perennial herb of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) growing in mountains of Europe.


The large white buttercup is an herbaceous plant 30 – 100 cm tall, with glabrous stem with many branches.[1]

The leaves are palmate, each divided into five segments with dentate margin. Flowers are organized into cymes; each flower has a calyx with five sepals, a corolla with five white petals, many stamens with yellow anthers and many styles.[1]

Fruits are hooked achenes.[1]

Distribution and habitat

This plant lives in mountain woods and forests of Europe, from 800 to 2000 m above sea level.[1]


As other Ranunculaceae, this plant is toxic because it contains anemonin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Zepigi, Marinella. "Ranunculus platanifolius L." Forum Acta Plantarum.