Eranthis hyemalis Ranunculaceae
Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region
A non-native plant with very early yellow flowers and fringed foliage. Spreads aggressively.
Light: sun to shade
Moisture and Soil: dry to moist soil
Seed Treatment and Storage: non-native; not reccomended for propagation.
Climate change sensitivity
Over the period from 1986 to 2015, Eranthis hyemalis bloomed an average of 18.5 days later.
Contains protoanemonin, an oily toxin found in all plants of the Ranunculaceae family.
This early-blooming flower from southern Europe has sometimes spread into the wild from gardens.