Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1208

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in low meadows, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Divided
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
3-5 reflexed sepals
5 petals (usually)
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers numerous, bracteate

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 repens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus repens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-015:
Ranunculus repens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Buttercup