Perennial herb to 20 cm tall with a creeping rhizomatous rootstock. Basal leaves stalked, the 3 leaflets with toothed margins; the leaves below the flower have short, wide stalks. Flowers solitary, perianth segments mostly 6-8, white or pinkish, 2-3 cm wide; spring. Fruit achenes about 2 mm long, downy, in nodding clusters.
Europe (except the Mediterranean)
Grown mostly in cool, moist, shady sites. Flower colour and doubling variable and with several cultivars.
Source: (1997). Ranunculaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.