Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1206

Forb
Perennial

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

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

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

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple or Compound
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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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 (1968) 076-13-019:
Ranunculus hispidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hispid Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup


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image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm120325_790

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves are deeply 3-lobed or sometimes trifoliate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm120325_790791

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves, 2-4" wide, on long hairy stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm120325_795

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Sepals usually spreading, to 9mm long [shorter than petals], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm120325_795b

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm180408_228

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Fruit an aggregate of green achenes with elongate beaks, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm180408_229

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Petals usually obovate, to 15mm long [longer than sepals], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ranunculus hispidus

JK Marlow    jkm180408_230

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve