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[Cyrtorrhyncha cymbalaria (Pursh) Britton, more]
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: creeping, perennial, 2"-6" tall, hairless forb
Leaves: main leaves heart or kidney shaped, not deeply lobed, rounded at the tip, mostly basal
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, normally 5 sepals, the linear petals slightly longer than the sepals; blooms June-July
Fruits: dry seed in a short, cylindrical cluster 1/4"-1/2" long
Habitat: mud; often spreading into ditches where roads salt accumulates
Conservation Status: Threatened
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 2, Wetland Indicator = OBL WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.