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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2015
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1994
Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Plant Conservation Alliance
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources: Prohibited Invasive Plant

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort