Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3223

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in swamp forests, wet woodlands, open marshy wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Larger leaves: mostly palmately 3-foliolate
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ranunculus carolinianus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-018:
Ranunculus carolinianus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ranunculus septentrionalis

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ranunculus palmatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup