Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Ranunculus sceleratus L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Robert Wernerehl

Robert Wernerehl

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Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus sceleratus L.
celery-leaf buttercup, cursed crowfoot
Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
sceleratus: cursed
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial, 8"-20" tall forb; stems stout, hollow, smooth, branched toward the top
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, normally 5 sepals, petals shorter than the sepals; many solitary, stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Fruit:dry seeds in a short, cylindrical cluster
Leaf:basal and stem leaves much the same shape with the upper much smaller; kidney-shaped, deeply 3-parted with lobes again divided
Habitat: wet; marshes, swamps, ditches
(Glossary)

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