Trollius europaeus, SE: Smörboll, DE: Trollblume ,
NL: Europese trollius, UK: Globeflower
|| ||Trollius europaeus L.|
|| || Trollblume |
|| ||Europese trollius|
|| ||Ranunculaceae, Buttercup Family, Ranunkelväxter|
|| ||Perennial herb|
|| ||Height up to 60 cm, erect, unbranched|
|| ||Alternate, basal leaves long-stalked, stem leaves short-stalked–stalkless; basal leaf blades roundish, usually deeply 5-lobed, lobes pinnatifid–large-toothed; stem leaf blades smaller and with narrower lobes|
|| ||Solitary or as 2–3-flower cymes; yellow ball-shaped flower up to 3 cm across|
|| ||Follicle contains many shiny black seeds|
|| ||Damp soils and is more common in calcareous soils|
|| ||North and most common in the mountain regions, but occur rarely down in Skåne. The species is missing in Gotland.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Trollius, first used by the German Gesner in 1542, the name was formed after the German name Troll Blume.
europaeus Latinising of Europe.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.