Ranunculus revision?

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:13:57 PDT
While reading Janis Ruksans's new book, I came across a reference to 
"Ficaria kochii." I surmised this was what has long been known as 
Ranunculus kochii (a plant I lost some years ago and would love to have 
again), so I Googled it and found four citations of Ficaria kochii Ledeb. 
Then I wondered what has now happened to the common Ranunculus ficaria L. 
(the bright yellow weed that gets into lawns), and apparently it's now 
Ficaria verna Huds.

Does anyone know whether this revision is fully accepted? It'll certainly 
annoy a lot of people who grow 'Brazen Hussy'!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon,

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