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Ranunculus hispidus Michx. var. hispidus
[Excluded] bristly buttercup, hispid buttercup, rough buttercup
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
|Plant: ||erect, perennial forb, very hairy|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-8-parted, normally 5 reflexed sepals, petal widest above the middle and the same to 2 times as long as the sepal; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||basal and stem leaves much the same shape with basal the largest; mostly 3-parted into deep lobes which are then cut or toothed|
|Habitat: ||medium moisture to well drained; upland|