OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3 (1997)

Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

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 (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 3
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

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

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

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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
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals, usually reflexed
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Usually brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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