Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4119

Forb
Winter annual (Biennial/Perennial?)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate
Basal leaves have long petioles.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Flowers have pedicels.
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-13-002:
Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ranunculus muricatus

 

COMMON NAME:
spinyfruit buttercup


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image of Ranunculus muricatus

Keith Bradley    kab_r_muricatus_2847

March    Lexington County    SC

Sepals 3-5mm long; petals 5-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.