Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3075

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mtns & SC Coastal Plain (otherwise uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC)

Look for it in pastures, fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Larger leaves appearing (3-)5-parted
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 spreading sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers numerous, in an open inflorescence

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 acris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus acris var. acris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-016:
Ranunculus acris   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Buttercup, Bitter Buttercup