Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3216

Forb
Annual?

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Look for it in cove forests, on rich forested slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves simple; stem leaves deeply divided
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
5 petals (usually), shorter 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 allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-009:
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup