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  Ranunculus flammula L. var. reptans (L.) E.Mey. image
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Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus flammula L. var. reptans (L.) E.Mey.
creeping spearwort, flam buttercup, spearwort buttercup
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
flammula: meaning "a small flame" and uncertain as to its application but possibly alluding to a burning taste of some species with this name
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial forb

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Ranunculus filiformis Michx.
Ranunculus flammula L. var. filiformis (Michx.) Hook.
Ranunculus reptans L.
Ranunculus reptans L. var. filiformis (Michx.) DC.
Ranunculus reptans L. var. intermedius (Hook.) Torr. & A.Gray

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