Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Ranunculus flabellaris Raf. image
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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus flabellaris Raf.
yellow water buttercup, yellow water crowfoot
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
flabellaris: fan like
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial aquatic, rarely completely out of the water; stems hollow
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, normally 5 sepals, petals about 2/3 bigger than the sepals; solitary flowers on long, stout stalks; blooms April-June
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf: 2 times 3-parted; those above the water kidney shaped; submerged leaves with linear segments
Habitat: shallows, quiet water

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Ranunculus delphiniifolius Torr. ex Eaton
Ranunculus delphiniifolius Torr. ex Eaton var. terrestris Farw.
Ranunculus flabellaris Raf. f. riparius Fernald

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