Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1205

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: Larger leaves pinnately 3-5 parted
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
3-5 reflexed sepals
5 petals, longer than the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers numerous, bracteate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-017:
Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bulbous Buttercup