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
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