The Ranunculacae, or buttercup, family is one of the best-loved plant families and includes many of our popular garden plants, including clematis, delphinium and aquilegia.
The family takes its name from the latin, rana, which means ‘little frog’, because a lot of the plants thrive in damp places. They’re often found growing in cooler parts of the world and most of the plants are herbaceous.
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