OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-014:
Ranunculus recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus recurvatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot


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image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

Herb Amyx    her_5012arrecurvatus

April    Wake County    NC

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, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

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, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

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, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

JK Marlow    jkm110416_857b

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

JK Marlow    jkm120403_406

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Petals about as long as the sepals, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

JK Marlow    jkm120403_410

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, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

JK Marlow    jkm120407_728

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus, Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot

JK Marlow    jkm200409_3648

April    Greenville County    SC

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-014:
Ranunculus recurvatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus recurvatus

 

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1207

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: Bottomland forests, cove forests, swamps, mesic slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: mostly 3-lobed or 3-parted
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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