Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3215

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA-NC Mountains, rare in SC Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, ditches, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
3-5 sepals
1-3(5) petals, about as long as the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-008:
Ranunculus pusillus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Low Spearwort