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Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus abortivus L.
little-leaf buttercup, small-flowered buttercup
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
abortivus: from "to abort"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 8"-20" tall, branched forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, normally 5 small sepals which are longer and wider than the narrow petals; solitary from the upper leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruit:dry seeds in a short, oval cluster
Leaf:basal and stem leaves very different; basal leaves mostly kidney to heart shaped; stem leaves usually deeply 3-5 lobed
Habitat: dry to moist; woods, disturbed sites, cliffs
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Synonyms 
Ranunculus abortivus L. subsp. acrolasius (Fernald) B.M.Kapoor, A.Löve & D.Löve
Ranunculus abortivus L. var. abortivus
Ranunculus abortivus L. var. acrolasius Fernald
Ranunculus abortivus L. var. eucyclus Fernald
Ranunculus abortivus L. var. indivisus Fernald
Ranunculus abortivus L. var. typicus Fernald

         
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