OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus allegheniensis

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)
Ranunculus allegheniensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup


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image of Ranunculus allegheniensis, Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_raal2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus allegheniensis

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)
Ranunculus allegheniensis

 

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3216

Forb
Annual?

Native to the Carolinas

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Habitat: cove forests, rich forested slopes, sometimes in drier forests on calcareous or mafic substrates, 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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