Known As:  Buttercup
Latin Name: Ranunculaceae family Ranunculus spp.
Description: Family is comprised of about 58 genera and 1750 species which include a number of ornamental plants such as Adonis, Clematis, Delphinium, Anemone, Larkspur, and Columbine.  Common buttercups have shiny, conspicouous, lemon-yellow, cup-shaped flowers. Size varies depending on type. Leaves are arranged alternately and lack stipules.  Flowers have 5 petals and 5 stamens and numerous seeds.
Poisonous Parts:  Fresh leaves, sap and stems.  Tissues produce a harmless glycoside that breaks down spontaneously to form an oily substance, protoanemonin, which is a strong irritant.
Symptoms: Produces varied toxic effects of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system. Causes salivation, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea.  In some cases, plant also causes dermatitis.
Treatment: Unless your cat is unconscious or having convulsions, induce vomiting and follow procedures to delay absorption and speed elimination.  Get prompt veterinary assistance. Minor irritation will resolve on its own.