Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3217

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves mostly deeply parted or compound; stem leaves less so, or simple
Basal & alternate
Basal leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals (or petals absent)
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 parviflorus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-001:
Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-flowered Buttercup, Stickseed Crowfoot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rapa3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120310_278

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    jkm120406_617

April    Greenville County    SC

A weed in lawns and waste areas, soft-hairy, with flowers only 1/8" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    jkm120406_626

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    jkm120406_630

April    Greenville County    SC

Single axillary flower from the base of the newest leaves, per www.missouriplants.com

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    jkm120406_633

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    jkm120406_634

April    Greenville County    SC

Easy to identify in the field because of its minute flowers & hairy stems, per www.missouriplants.com

image of Ranunculus parviflorus

JK Marlow    s040415_c

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowers sessile at first but quickly becoming pedunculate, per www.missouriplants.com