Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ranunculus rhomboideus Goldie image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus rhomboideus Goldie
prairie buttercup, prairie crowfoot
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
rhomboideus: diamond-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall forb hairy throughout
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-2/3" wide, normally 5 sepals, petals oblong to elliptical and much longer than the sepals; few to several solitary flowers; blooms April-May
Fruit:dry seed, fruit drawing in roundish cluster
Leaf:basal and stem leaves very different; basal leaves oblong to widely-oval, long-stalked; stem leaves stalkless, deeply lobed into linear segments
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; prairies, woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ranunculus ovalis Raf.

         
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