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
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rafa_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_047

March    Decatur County    GA

Leaves mostly basal, divided into lobed and toothed segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_051

March    Decatur County    GA

Leaves mostly basal, longer than wide, terminal segment stalked, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm100314_052

March    Decatur County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm120403_417

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120403_419

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120403_421

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_fascicularis_n

April    Floyd County    GA

Little Dry Creek Natural Area

Petals longer than they are broad, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.