Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1207

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bottomland forests, cove forests, swamps, mesic slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Divided
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals, shorter than or equal to the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

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 recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-014:
Ranunculus recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot


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image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm0404y_34

April    Polk County    NC

Lvs hairy, deeply 3-cleft to below middle, lateral segments lobed & toothed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm060429_003

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Leaf deeply 3-cleft, the segments broad & toothed & with stiff hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm110416_857b

April    Etowah County    AL

The common name is derived from the strongly hooked beak of the achene, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm120403_406

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Petals are 0.15-0.25" long, shorter than or equal to sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm120403_410

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm120403_412

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

A few-branched perennial 8-28" tall with sparsely hairy stems, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

JK Marlow    jkm120407_728

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Pale yellow petals are shorter than or equal to sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_recurvatus_2

May