The Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) belongs to Ranunculaceae (the Buttercup family). It is a perennial herb that is native from southeastern Europe to West Asia. This herb grows in dry, rocky slopes and can reach 15-30 cm in height. The leaves are often trilobate and divided into deep pinnate segments. Large colourful, double flowers come in spring to summer. The colours include pink, red, rose, white and yellow. Many cultivars have been breeded.