Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1209

Forb
Winter annual

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

Uncommon (rare in NC-SC Mountains)

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

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves mostly deeply parted or compound; stem leaves less so, or simple
Basal (mostly) & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 reflexed sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-004:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup