Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate
Petioles to 2 dm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
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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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 (1968) 076-13-007:
Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Spearwort