Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Mountain Crowfoot from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-009:
Ranunculus allegheniensis FAMILY Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas
Uncommon in NC, rare in SC
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Basal leaves simple; stem leaves deeply divided
Basal & alternate
5 petals (usually), shorter than the sepals
Flowers solitary in leaf axils
Aggregate of achenes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p015
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p048
If a search such as "Carex leptalea var. leptalea" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "Carex leptalea".
Or, to minimize chances of a misspelling, try just "Carex le".
Less is more: If "pencil flower" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "pencil".