Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ranunculus gmelinii DC. image
Photographer: William S. Alverson           

Corey Raimond

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Herbarium specimen
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus gmelinii DC.
Gmelin's buttercup, small yellow water-crowfoot
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
gmelinii: for Johann Georg Gmelin (1709-1755)
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Status: Endangered
Plant: perennial aquatic, rarely completely out of the water
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, normally 5 sepals about the same length as the petals; solitary flowers on long, stout stalks
Fruit:dry seed with ribbed to winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak
Leaf:basal and stem leaves much the same shape; several times 3-parted with toothed lobes; submersed leaves in linear segments; those above the water pentagonal in outline
Habitat: shallows, shores

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Ranunculus gmelinii DC. subsp. purshii (Richardson) Hultén
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. gmelinii
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. hookeri (D.Don) L.D.Benson
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. limosus (Nutt.) H.Hara
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. prolificus (Fernald) H.Hara
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. purshii (Richardson) H.Hara
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. terrestris (Ledeb.) L.D.Benson
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. terrestris (Ledeb.) L.D.Benson f. purshii (Richardson) Fassett
Ranunculus gmelinii DC. var. typicus L.D.Benson
Ranunculus limosus Nutt.
Ranunculus purshii Richardson

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