OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus ambigens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-006:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus obtusiusculus

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort


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image of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_raob_001_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus ambigens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-006:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus obtusiusculus

 

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3213

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Habitat: marshes, swampy forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
5 petals, slightly longer than the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Usually brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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