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Ranunculus hirtus is a Perennial
It has medicinal uses.
Although no specific record of toxicity has been found for this plant, many if not all members of this genus are poisonous. These toxins can be destroyed by heat or by drying[
]. Many if not all plants in this genus also have a strongly acrid juice that can cause blistering to the skin[
Lowland to sub-alpine in various habitats from forests to rocky places, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a moist loamy soil[
A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring.