Ranunculus acris L.  
Family: Ranunculaceae
blister plant, common buttercup, meadow buttercup, tall buttercup
[Ranunculus acris subsp. strigulosus L., Ranunculus acris var. acris L., Ranunculus acris var. latisectus L., Ranunculus acris var. stevenii L., Ranunculus acris var. typicus L., Ranunculus acris var. villosus L., Ranunculus boreanus Jord.]
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: erect, perennial, 10"-40" tall, hairy forb
Leaves: basal and stem leaves much the same shape, mostly found below the middle of the stem, kidney-shaped, deeply 3 lobed then cut or toothed
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 2/3"-1 1/4" wide, normally 5 sepals, shiny petals broadly obovate and twice as long as the sepals; blooms May-Oct.
Fruits: dry seeds fruit drawing in roundish cluster
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Margery Melgaard  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Kurt Stüber  
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