Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3221

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, scattered and disjunct in our area

Look for it in wet flats with prairie affinities (with Camassia scilloides), rocky barrens and glades over mafic rocks (such as gabbro or diabase), ultramafic outcrop barrens (over olivine), limestone barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Larger leaves: mostly pinnately 3-7-foliolate
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
3-5 sepals
5 petals, longer than the sepals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ranunculus fascicularis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus fascicularis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Early Buttercup, Thick-root Butterdup