Ranunculus
Ranunculus
Ranunculus

Ranunculus is a large genus of more than 500 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe, Asia and northwest Africa. The species are mostly herbaceous perennials distributed all around the world. If carefully tended, these plants will produce beautiful, showy and bright flowers with five or more petals and numerous pistils and stamens. These long-lasting flowers are great for cutting and vase displays.

Meaning: The genus name is derived from Latin words “rana” (“frog”) and “unculus” (“little”), in reference to many species being found near water.

Symbolism: Ranunculus symbolizes attractiveness and charm.

 

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