Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ranunculus testiculatus Crantz image
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Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus testiculatus Crantz
bur buttercup, curve-seed butterwort
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
testiculatus: testic for testicle; atus for like
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, to 4" tall forb, finely fuzzy
Flower: pale yellow to whitish, normally 5 greenish sepals; petals smaller, narrower, with time the veins becoming pink
Fruit:dry seed, in cylindrical or oval bur
Leaf:2 or 3 times deeply 3- lobed, segments narrow
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ceratocephalus orthoceras DC.
Ceratocephala testiculata (Crantz) Roth

         
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