Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ranunculus hispidus Michx. var. nitidus (Chapm.) T.Duncan image
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Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus hispidus Michx. var. nitidus (Chapm.) T.Duncan
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: drooping to creeping perennial, 5"-10" tall forb; stems arching back to the ground and occasionally rooting at the node
Flower: yellow, 5-8-parted, 1" wide, normally 5 sepals reflexed just above the base, petal widest above the middle and the same to 2 times as long as the sepal; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:dry seed with almost winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak fruit drawing
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: wet; lowlands forests, meadows

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Flora of North America (off site)
Ranunculus carolinianus DC.
Ranunculus carolinianus DC. var. villicaulis Shinners
Ranunculus nitidus Muhl. ex Elliott, non Walter
Ranunculus palmatus Elliott
Ranunculus repens L. var. nitidus Chapm.
Ranunculus septentrionalis Poir.
Ranunculus septentrionalis Poir. var. nitidus Chapm.
Ranunculus septentrionalis Poir. var. pterocarpus L.D.Benson

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