Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ranunculus acris L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Dennis W. Woodland

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus acris L.
common buttercup, blister plant, meadow buttercup, tall buttercup
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
acris: sharp-tasting, biting, acrid
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 10"-40" tall, hairy forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 2/3"-1 1/4" wide, normally 5 sepals, shiny petals broadly obovate and twice as long as the sepals; blooms May-Oct.
Fruit:dry seeds fruit drawing in roundish cluster
Leaf:basal and stem leaves much the same shape, mostly found below the middle of the stem, kidney-shaped, deeply 3 lobed then cut or toothed
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ranunculus acris L. subsp. strigulosus (Schur) Hyl.
Ranunculus acris L. var. acris
Ranunculus acris L. var. latisectus Beck
Ranunculus acris L. var. stevenii (Andrz. ex Besser) Lange
Ranunculus acris L. var. typicus Beck
Ranunculus acris L. var. villosus (Drabble) S.M.Coles
Ranunculus boreanus Jord.

         
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