Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1204

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Look for it in low fields, disturbed areas, bottomlands, lawns, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves simple; stem leaves deeply divided
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
5 petals (usually), shorter than the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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 (1968) 076-13-011:
Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Kidneyleaf Buttercup, Small-flowered Buttercup, Kidney-leaved Crowfoot, Small-flowered Crowfoot