Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria ranunculoides, Ficaria verna,
Lesser celandine, Marsh pilewort, Fig Buttercup,
Hebrew: נורית הלב, Arabic: الماميران الربيعي

Scientific name:  Ranunculus ficaria L.
Synonym name:  Ficaria ranunculoides Moench., Ficaria verna Huds.
Common name:  Lesser celandine, Marsh pilewort, Fig Buttercup
Hebrew name:  נורית הלב
Arabic name:  الماميران الربيعي
Plant Family:  Ranunculaceae, נוריתיים

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Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest

Life form:  Geophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette; entire; smooth
Flowers:  Yellow; hermaphrodite
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest


Derivation of the botanical name:
Ranunculus, rana, "frog", Ranunculus, "little frog", literally froglike (from marshy places).
ficaria, of or belonging to figs.
verna, of or belonging to spring.
ranunculoides, like the genus Ranunculus.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Moench is used to indicate Conrad Moench (1744 – 1805), a German botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Huds. is used to indicate William Hudson (1730 – 1793), a British botanist and apothecary based in London.

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Location: Golan Heights, Odem Forest