Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3481

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in swampy forests and marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Larger leaves: mostly palmately 3-foliolate
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
5 petals (usually)
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 caricetorum   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

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

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ranunculus septentrionalis var. caricetorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Ranunculus septentrionalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Swamp Buttercup, Marsh Buttercup