OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-007:
Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Spearwort


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image of Ranunculus laxicaulis, Coastal Plain Spearwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rala2_002_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-007:
Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

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3214

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in marshes, swamps, tidal cypress swamps, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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