OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-013:
Ranunculus sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus sceleratus

 

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


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image of Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus, Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot

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, Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot

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, Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot

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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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-013:
Ranunculus sceleratus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus sceleratus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3220

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall?
Yellowish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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