Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3672

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: eastern Mediterranean Europe

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-5 sepals
Typically 8 petals (ranging from six to twenty-six)
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ficaria verna ssp. chrysocephala   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus ficaria var. bulbifera   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ranunculus ficaria sensu lato (Sell 1994)
Ranunculus ficaria ssp. chrysocephalus

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ranunculus ficaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort


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image of Ficaria verna ssp. chrysocephala, Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

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image of Ficaria verna ssp. chrysocephala, Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Sturm, Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen    wik_r_ficaria_sturm59

        

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