I wouldn't bet on it, but good luck with the trying. Maybe leave it and all the other flowers alone and have a flower filled lawn? We leave everything, ( except dandelions) including ranunculus,clover, daisies, vioas, creeping geranium, speedwell etc. in ours, cut it as usual - not very frequently or dreadfully short - more to do with the poor condition of the soil rather than the flowers - the result is gorgeous. The poor condition is due to large and very numerous tree roots about which nothing can be done. Everyone loves it. However, if a green sward is your dream, then just be aware that ranunculus can be the devils own job to get rid of.