OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-018:
Ranunculus carolinianus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus palmatus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus septentrionalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup


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image of Ranunculus septentrionalis, Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rase_001_lvd

        

image of Ranunculus septentrionalis, Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ranunculus_hispidus1

May    Richmond County    NC

Stems smooth, weak, reclining. Lower leaves divided, leaflets broad-lobed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 076-13-018:
Ranunculus carolinianus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus palmatus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ranunculus septentrionalis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3223

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: swamp forests, wet woodlands, open marshy wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Larger leaves: mostly palmately 3-foliolate, terminal leaflet about the same size as lateral leaflets
Basal & alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals, usually reflexed
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Usually brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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