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Ranunculus ficaria (Ranunculaceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Ranunculus ficaria from the Global Compendium of Weeds, and citations of references to this species as a weed. Definitions of terms are available in the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For further information--or to report corrections or concerns--contact webmaster@hear.org.


Synonyms/other Latin names:see GRIN ]

Status(es) (compiled for below "Data sources"): agricultural weed, casual alien, cultivation escape, environmental weed, naturalised, noxious weed, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): [no info]



Data sources:

A Provisional List Of Non-Native Invasive And Potentially Invasive Plants In New England. Leslie J. Mehrhoff. DRAFT Please Note: This list has no legal status 1 JAN 2000

Alien Species. On March 10, the Japanese Cabinet submitted the bill dealing with invasive alien species to the Diet. The Diet passed the bill without amendments and the Invasive Alien Species Act was promulgated as of June 2, 2004. List of alien species recognized to be established in Japan or found in the Japanese wild (as of October 27, 2004) [PDF]

Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller (Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.: Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08 (CD version: Nov 2003)

Checklist of wild flowering plants and ferns in Iceland. Flora of Iceland

Colin C. Ogle (last revision May 2003). Adventive plants collected in the Wanganui Conservancy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation, 1988-present. (Unpublished working list). Author's address:22 Forres St, Wanganui, New Zealand. Email: robcol.ogle@xtra.co.nz

Ernst Hafliger, (Basle), and Josef Brun-Hool, (Lucerne) (1968-) CIBA-GEIGY WEED TABLES A synoptic presentation of the flora accompanying agricultural crops.

Faith T. Campbell; American Lands Alliance; Worst Invasive Plant Species in the conterminous United States: weed

Germplasm Resources Information Network G.R.I.N. GRIN

Global Invasive Species Database was developed by the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Results of a search for all Plantae Kingdom.

Hill, M., Baker, R., Broad, G., Chandler, P.J., Copp, G.H., Ellis, J., Jones, D., Hoyland, C., Laing, I., Longshaw, M., Moore, N., Parrott, D., Pearman, D., Preston, C., Smith, R.M. and Waters, R.(2005). Audit of non-native species in England. English Nature Research Reports N 662, English Nature.

Holm, L. G., Pancho, J. V., Herberger, J. P. and Plucknett, D. L. (1979). A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds. John Wiley and Sons NewYork, USA

IBS INTERNET FORUM Weedy Bulbs around the World. International Bulb Society Quarterly Vol 2, N2 Summer 2000.

Introduced (Naturalised) Species to the United States [USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. ] (naturalised)

Invasive Plant Species in Delaware. William A. McAvoy ( Botanist) Delaware Natural Heritage Program June 2001. This list contains 64 species and varieties of alien vascular plants considered to be invasive in the state of Delaware. These species are or have extreme potential to be detrimental to natural systems; i.e. displace native vegetation and disrupt ecological processes.

Invasive and Exotic Weeds. Invasive List: The Source for Information and Images of Invasive & Exotic Species. A joint project of The University of Georgia's Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service and USDA APHIS PPQ.

Landcare Research New Zealand (2001) Plant Names Database.

Leslie J. Mehrhoff (1999) Non-native Invasive Plant Species Occurring in Connecticut. Revised Edition . George Safford Torrey Herbarium. Connecticut Invasive PlantWorking Group. PLUS The Non-Native Invasive & Potentially Invasive Vascular Plants in Connecticut. CT Geological and Natural History Survey

Native Plant Conservation Initiative, Alien Plant Working Group.

Non-Native Invasive & Potentially Invasive Vascular Plants in Connecticut. The CT Geological and Natural History Survey. List and criteria developed by the George Safford Torrey Herbarium at the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut and the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.

Pat Enwright (2003) Adventive species of the Wellington Conservancy ecological district. Project initiated by John Sawyer of D.O.C and further refined and updated by Colin Ogle of Wanganui before Ewen Cameron and Mei Nee Lee of the Auckland Museum herbarium very kindly provided lists of adventive species by ecological district for the Wellington Conservancy from the AK database. I must also thank Ewen Cameron and Rhys Gardner for identification of a number of specimens included in this list, Phillipa Crisp from W.R.C. also supplied information on species recorded by or on behalf of W.R.C and not already included in the database. Pat Enwright pers. comm. [Pat.Enright@nz.towerlimited.com]

Preston, C.D., Pearman, D.A. and Dines, T.D. (2002) New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora. An Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Oxford University Press.

References: This Excel database comprises all species listed in five New Zealand Journal of Botany (NZJBot) supplements to the adventive plants listed in Flora of NZ Vol. 4 (Webb et al. 1988), namely Heenan et al. (1998, 1999, 2002, 2004) and Webb et al. (1995). In the following database, Webb et al. (1988) is cited as ""FNZ4"" followed by a page number. To reduce space, the four NZJBot papers are identified simply by the volume number, followed by the page number in which the reference occurs. - Heenan, P.B.; Breitweiser, I.; Glenny, D.S.; de Lange, P.J.; Brownsey, P.J. 1998: Checklist of dicotyledons, and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 1994-1996. NZJBot.36: 155-162.; Heenan, P.B.; de Lange, P.J.; Cameron, E.K.; Champion, P.D. 2002: Checklist of dicotyledons, gymnosperms, and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 1999-2000. NZJBot.40: 155-174.; Heenan, P.B.; de Lange, P.J.; Cameron, E.K.; Ogle, C.C.; Champion, P.D. 2004: Checklist of dicotyledons, gymnosperms, and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 2001-2003. NZJBot.42: 797-814.; Heenan, P.B.; de Lange, P.J.; Glenny, D.S.; Breitweiser, I.; Brownsey, P.J.; Ogle, C.C. 1999: Checklist of dicotyledons and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 1997-1998. NZJBot.37: 629-642.; Webb, C.J.; Sykes, W.R.; Garnock-Jones, P.J.;1988: Flora of New Zealand Volume IV - Naturalised Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons. Botany Division, D.S.I.R., Christchurch, New Zealand. 1365p.; Webb, C.J.; Sykes, W.R.; Garnock-Jones, P.J.; Brownsey, P.J. 1995: Checklist of dicotyledons, gymnosperms, and pteridophytes naturalised or casual in New Zealand: additional records 1988-1993. NZJBot.33: 151-182.

SMURPHBOT: A DATABASE OF FLORA OF NORTHEASTERN CANADA/U.S. Last Updated: January 14, 20043 Stephen D. Murphy, B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D. Associate Professor Dept. of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1 Canada. Voice: 519-885-1211 ext. 5616 Fax: 519-746-0292 E-mail: sd2murph @ fes.uwaterloo.ca

State Noxious Weeds of the USA. - State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds. USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

This list of invasive plants affecting natural areas in the U.S. (including Hawaii) has been compiled from a wide variety of publications, reports, surveys, and occasional personal observations. Sources of plant lists include the National Park Service and other federal agencies, state and local natural resource and related departments, Exotic Pest Plant Councils and related organizations, The Nature Conservancy, and universities. Sources for each plant listed are provided on the table (a legend for the source code is provided from the REFERENCE(S) header). The current list includes over 1000 plants and is updated as needed. Please contact Jil Swearingen (jil_swearingen@nps.gov) regarding any errors, omissions or potential additions to the list.

Tyler W. Smith (2003) Checklist of the spontaneous flora of Royal Botanical Gardens' nature sanctuaries. Royal Botanical Gardens, Contribution No. 113, Ontario Canada. ISBN 0-9691759-3-0

USDA Forest Service Eastern Region, Section 3B. Eastern Region invasive plants, ranked by degree of invasiveness as based on information from States.

Unité de Malherbologie & Agronomie Weed Science & Agronomy INRA-Dijon This encyclopedic database on plant protection catalogues the main weeds (580) of western Europe, describes the species at two stages: mature plants and seedlings, and provides information on their taxonomy, their distribution and their ecology. Copyright (c) 2000 INRA, all rights reserved ; J.-P. Lonchamp, Nov. 2000

of the Eastern U.S.: Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08 (CD version: Nov 2003)

Checklist of wild flowering plants and ferns in Iceland. Flora of Iceland

Colin C. Ogle (last revision May 2003). Adventive plants collected in the Wanganui Conservancy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation, 1988-present. (Unpublished working lWilliams, G.H. (1982). Elseviers's Dictionary of Weeds of Western Europe. Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company Amsterdam, Holland.




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