Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ranunculus hispidus Michx. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

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Robert W. Freckmann

Scott B. Sauer

Scott B. Sauer
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus hispidus Michx.
bristly buttercup, hispid buttercup, rough buttercup
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
hispidus: fine-hairy
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to creeping, perennial, 6"-36" tall, hairy forb, occasionally rooting at the node
Flower: yellow, 5-8-parted, 1/2"-1" wide, normally 5 sepals, petals widest above the middle and the same to 2 times as long as the sepals; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry seed with ribbed to almost winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak
Leaf:basal and stem leaves much the same shape with basal the largest, wider than long, mostly 3-parted into deep lobes which are then cut or toothed, the end segment stalked
Habitat: medium moisture to moist; upland, lowland, swamps, marshes

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