Carolinas and Georgia

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

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) 076-13-014:
Ranunculus recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot


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Look for it in bottomland forests, cove forests, swamps, mesic slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

 

partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: mostly 3-lobed or 3-parted
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals, shorter than or equal to the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot