Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3220

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Look for it in marshes, ditches, and stream margins, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
5 petals (usually)
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-013:
Ranunculus sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot


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image of Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sceleratus_sce_5175

May    Currituck County    NC

All of the leaves are deeply lobed or divided, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sceleratus_sce_5181

May    Currituck County    NC

A smooth succulent plant of wet habitats with 1/4" flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_r_sceleratus_sce_5221

May    Currituck County    NC

Achenes smooth, turgid, corky-thickened at bases for dispersal by floating, per Weakley's Flora.


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