Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)
Perennial with an extending subterranean rhizome. Stems are of heights 10-25 cm, with three leaves located whorl-like in upper half of stem Stem leaves on stalks of length 1-3 cm, digitate with 3(5) leaflets. Apically-located flowers on long pedicel, singly, and of diameter 2-4 cm. Perianth segments numbering 6-8 are white, pinkish on the exterior. Spherical fruits are in the form of achenes of lengths up to 3 mm. Flowers Mar.-May.
Grows on mesic, moderately fertile or fertile soils. Occurs in spring in oak-lime-hornbeam or riparian forest, open oak woodland and mixed/coniferous forest. Contains POISONOUS ranunculine.
Descriptions devised by the team at the Independent Department of Forest Botany, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, i.e. L. Witkowska-Żuk, K. Marciszewska, W. Ciurzycki, A. Obidziński and P. Zaniewski.