Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Ranunculus lapponicus L.
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
lapponicus: Latin name for a bur, rough
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb; elongated rhizomes with one stem per node|
|Flower: ||yellow, 7 or more-parted, 1/3"-1/2", normally 3 sepals, petals linear and longer than the sepals; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms June-July|
|Leaf:||1 to 2 basal leaves, long-stalked, kidney shaped, deeply 3-parted; none to 1 smaller, short-stalked stem leaf|
|Habitat: ||wet; cold cedar swamps|