OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 85 taxa in the family Ranunculaceae, Buttercup family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

                   

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellowroot

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xanthorhiza simplicissima 076-01-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Streambanks and riverbanks, less typically in moist rocky forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Columbine, Canada Columbine

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aquilegia canadensis 076-02-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, woodlands, rock outcrops, especially (though by no means entirely) on calcareous or mafic substrates

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: European Columbine, Garden Columbine

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Aquilegia vulgaris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aquilegia vulgaris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aquilegia vulgaris 076-02-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, recently appearing in natural areas (such as grassy balds, in this soils around rock outcrops)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Larkspur

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium tricorne 076-03-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich, moist forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, less commonly (as along the Roanoke River in ne. NC) on very fertile alluvial deposits, moist prairies

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prairie Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur, Blue Larkspur

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium carolinianum 076-03-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky woodlands, granite outcrops, Altamaha Grit outcrops, blackland prairies, calcareous glades, moist sandy woodlands associated with longleaf pine

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Glade Larkspur

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone glades and barrens

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Tall Larkspur

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium exaltatum 076-03-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to moist soils over calcareous (such as dolostone, especially Elbrook Formation) or mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, greenstone, and diabase), usually in the open (as grassy balds) or on forest edges in partial sun

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Aconitum uncinatum +   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aconitum uncinatum 076-04-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Seepages, saturated swamps, cove forests, other moist forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aconitum reclinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aconitum reclinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aconitum reclinatum 076-04-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich cove forests, particularly along brookbanks, in seepages, and in periglacial boulderfields with seepage, primarily over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, or greenstone), rarely over sandstone or granitic rocks

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Goldenseal

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Hydrastidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrastis canadensis 076-05-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic (rarely drier), very nutrient-rich forests, with circumneutral soils, over calcareous or mafic rocks such as limestone, amphibolite, and dolostone, sometimes forming large colonies after canopy disturbance such as logging

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh-marigold, Cowslip

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Caltha palustris 076-06-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, wet meadows, seepage swamps, brookbanks

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Rue-anemone, Isopyrum

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Enemion biternatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Enemion biternatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Isopyrum biternatum 076-07-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich forests, either on natural levees with very nutrient rich sediments or on slopes with underlying mafic rocks

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry, White Cohosh

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Actaea pachypoda 076-08-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich cove forests and slopes

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Black Cohosh, Early Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea racemosa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Actaea racemosa +   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cimicifuga racemosa 076-09-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich cove forests, other mesic and moderately to very fertile forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Black Cohosh, American Cohosh, Late Black Cohosh

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cimicifuga americana 076-09-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich cove forests and slopes, at moderate to high elevations

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curlyheads

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis ochroleuca 076-10-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands and woodland borders, generally over mafic or calcareous rocks, such as diabase, gabbro, or calcareous siltstone

Uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare elsewhere within GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fremont's Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis fremontii   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis fremontii   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous flatwoods and limestone or dolomite glades

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Alabama Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis socialis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis socialis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Wet calcareous flatwoods

Rare, endemic to three counties in GA-AL

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: White-haired Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis albicoma   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis albicoma   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Shale barrens

Uncommon, endemic to VA-WV

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Pale Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis versicolor   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis versicolor   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky, calcareous woodlands, bluffs, and cliffs

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Millboro Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis viticaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis viticaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Shale barrens and shaly woodlands

Rare, endemic to VA

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Leatherflower, Marsh Clematis, Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jasmine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis crispa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis crispa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis crispa 076-10-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, tidal and non-tidal swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Vase-vine, Netleaf Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis reticulata   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clematis reticulata   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis reticulata 076-10-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Dry, sandy woodlands, such as longleaf pine sandhills and dry hammocks

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Leatherflower, Vase-vine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis viorna 076-10-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic forests, woodlands, thickets, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont & in GA, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Ware's Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis species 8   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Uncommon in Piedmont (rare elsewhere)

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Beadle's Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis species 9   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis viorna 076-10-004?   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare elsewhere within GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White-leaved Leatherflower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis glaucophylla   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis glaucophylla   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis glaucophylla 076-10-005   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Dry rocky river bluffs, scrub-shrub over xeric alluvial deposits and fluvial sand ridges, wet hammocks (FL)

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Autumn Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower, Japanese Virgin's-bower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis terniflora   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis terniflora   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis dioscoreifolia 076-10-006   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common in NC Piedmont, rare in GA Mtns, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: east Asia (Japan, China, Korea)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virgin's Bower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis virginiana 076-10-007   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: In a wide variety of moist forests, thickets, and openings

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis ligusticifolia 076-10-008   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes and interdune swales with abundant shell hash, calcareous woodlands, thickets, and glades, calcareous hammocks

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA & NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Clematis, Purple Clematis

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis verticillaris 076-10-009x   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rocky slopes over mafic rocks (greenstone, amphibolite), known positively in NC only from amphibolite peaks in Ashe County

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Fragrant Clematis, Fragrant Virgin's Bower, Sweet-scented Virgin's Bower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) -   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

PLANTS National Database: Clematis flammula   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Non-native: southern Europe & northern Africa

 


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Common Name: Traveler’s Joy, Old Man's Beard

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Clematis vitalba   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis vitalba   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, persistent after cultivation

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Windflower, Rue-anemone

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum thalictroides 076-11-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Meadowrue, Lady-rue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum clavatum 076-11-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Seepages, moist forests, spray cliffs at waterfalls, brookbanks

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Meadowrue, Maid-of-the-mist

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum coriaceum 076-11-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich forests

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum dioicum 076-11-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Seepages, moist forests

Common in Mountains (uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Trailing Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum debile   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum debile   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to wet forests over limestone

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Meadowrue, Waxy Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Thalictrum amphibolum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum revolutum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum revolutum 076-11-005   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dry forests, woodlands, barrens, and prairies, over hornblende, greenstone, dolostone, and serpentinized olivine

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Purple Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum dasycarpum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum dasycarpum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Forest, woodlands, and prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small-leaved Meadowrue, Small-flowered Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum macrostylum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum macrostylum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum macrostylum 076-11-007 & 008   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Moist places, perhaps associated with circumneutral soils, moist to dry ultramafic outcrop barrens (over serpentinized olivine), tidal freshwater marshes, rarely pineland seepages with calcareous substrate

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Tall Meadowrue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum polygamum 076-11-009   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, marshes, wet forests

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA-SC Piedmont & Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Appalachian Tall Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Thalictrum hepaticum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum polygamum 076-11-009?   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Seepage areas

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Columbine Meadowrue

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum aquilegifolium   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Non-native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mousetail

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosurus minimus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosurus minimus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosurus minimus 076-12-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Usually in disturbed areas, such as fields in floodplains

Original distribution unclear

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small-flowered Buttercup, Stickseed Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus parviflorus 076-13-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: spinyfruit buttercup, Roughseed Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus muricatus 076-13-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Ditches and marshes

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Corn Crowfoot, Hungerweed

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ranunculus arvensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus arvensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus arvensis var. arvensis 076-13-003a   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus sardous 076-13-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Low fields, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus ambigens 076-13-006   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swampy forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Spearwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus laxicaulis 076-13-007   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, tidal cypress swamps

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Spearwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus pusillus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus pusillus var. pusillus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus pusillus 076-13-008   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, ditches, other wet habitats

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus allegheniensis 076-13-009   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, rich forested slopes, sometimes in drier forests on calcareous or mafic substrates

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Small-flowered Buttercup, Rock Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus micranthus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus micranthus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus micranthus 076-13-010   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich bottomland forests, also upslope on mesic to dry forests and rock outcrops over mafic or calcareous substrates

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Harvey's buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Ranunculus harveyi   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus harveyi   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, savannas, shaley bluffs, and prairies, mostly on acidic substrates

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Buttercup, Small-flowered Buttercup, Kidney-leaved Crowfoot, Small-flowered Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus abortivus 076-13-011   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland and other moist forests, low fields, disturbed areas, lawns, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus sceleratus 076-13-013   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, ditches, and stream margins

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus recurvatus 076-13-014   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, cove forests, swamps, mesic slope forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus repens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus repens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus repens 076-13-015   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Low meadows, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tall Buttercup, Bitter Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus acris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus acris var. acris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus acris 076-13-016   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, fields, roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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