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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_raab_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_raab_008_lvd

        

image of Ranunculus abortivus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_raab_009_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm110329_207

March    Greenville County    SC

Petals less than 1/8" long, shorter than sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0304a_23

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0404j_37

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120406_639

April    Greenville County    SC

Cauline lvs mostly lobed or divided; basal not so, w reniform to cordate bases, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm150406_051

April    Greenville County    SC

Erect annual 8-20" tall with stem & branches mostly smooth, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ranunculus abortivus

JK Marlow    s040407_de

April    Greenville County    SC

Basal leaves normally kidney-shaped & long-stalked, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s040415_a

April    Greenville County    SC

Uppermost leaves mostly sessile & divided into 3-5 narrow lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.