OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 26 taxa.

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camera icon Common Name: Mousetail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in NC & in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA & SC

Original distribution unclear

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: spinyfruit buttercup, Roughseed Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) 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: (4/24/22) 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

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Spearwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Spearwort, Small Spearwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Small-flowered Buttercup, Rock Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Harvey's Buttercup, Harvey's Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) 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, Early Wood Buttercup, Small-flowered Buttercup, Kidneyleaf Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Buttercup, Meg-many-feet

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tall Buttercup, Bitter Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

Uncommon in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulbous Buttercup

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus bulbosus 076-13-017   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

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

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus carolinianus 076-13-018   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, wet woodlands, open marshy wetlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus hispidus 076-13-019   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Rich moist forests, creekbanks, mesic to dry woodlands and forests, bottomlands

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Swamp Buttercup, Marsh Buttercup

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ranunculus caricetorum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus hispidus var. caricetorum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Swampy forests and marshes

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Early Buttercup, Thick-root Butterdup

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ranunculus fascicularis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus fascicularis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Wet flats with prairie affinities (with Camassia scilloides), rocky barrens and glades over mafic rocks (such as gabbro or diabase), ultramafic outcrop barrens (over olivine), limestone barrens, prairies, oak savannas

Rare, scattered and disjunct in our area

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ficaria verna ssp. calthifolia   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed rich forests and bottomlands, mesic suburban forests, lawns, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Uncommon

Non-native: east central & southeast Europe

 


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Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ficaria verna ssp. chrysocephala   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: eastern Mediterranean Europe

 


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Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ficaria verna ssp. fertilis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: western Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ficaria verna ssp. ficariiformis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed rich forests and bottomlands, mesic suburban forests, lawns, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Rare, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Non-native: central & western Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ficaria verna ssp. verna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed rich forests and bottomlands, mesic suburban forests, lawns, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Rare, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Non-native: Europe

 


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