OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus sardous

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-004:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup


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image of Ranunculus sardous, Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_britt_0717_r_sardous

        

Stems erect, not rooting at the nodes, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ranunculus sardous, Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sardous_0008

April    Iredell County    NC

An erect hairy-stemmed annual to 2' tall. Flowers have reflexed sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ranunculus sardous, Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sardous_0008b

April    Iredell County    NC

image of Ranunculus sardous, Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sardous_0014

April    Iredell County    NC

Leaves mostly basal and 3-parted, each leaflet deeply cleft, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Ranunculus sardous, Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sardous_0016

April    Iredell County    NC

Flowers are about 0.75" across with 5 glossy yellow petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus sardous

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-004:
Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1209

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: 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/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 reflexed sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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