Ranunculus repens L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
creeping buttercup
[Ranunculus repens var. erectus L.,  more]
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Elizabeth Parnis  
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: drooping to creeping perennial, 5"-10" tall forb; stems arching back to the ground and occasionally rooting at the node
Leaves: basal and stem leaves much the same shape with basal the largest; mostly 3-parted into deep lobes which are then cut or toothed
Flowers: 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
Fruits: dry seed with almost winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak fruit drawing
Habitat: wet; lowlands forests, meadows
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Merel R. Black  
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Kurt Stüber  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Christopher Noll  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Elizabeth Parnis  
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