Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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) 076-13-019:
Ranunculus hispidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hispid Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup


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Look for it in rich moist forests, creekbanks, mesic to dry woodlands and forests, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Larger leaves: mostly palmately 3-foliolate, terminal leaflet about the same size as lateral leaflets
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals, usually spreading
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Ranunculus hispidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Hispid Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup