Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3213

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-006:
Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

 

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