Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-010:
Ranunculus micranthus FAMILY Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Small-flowered Buttercup, Rock Buttercup
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to North Carolina
Rare in NC
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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 Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p061
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p048
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