Ranunculus cymbalaria Pursh
Family: Ranunculaceae
alkali buttercup,  more...
[Cyrtorrhyncha cymbalaria (Pursh) Britton,  more]
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Steve C. Garske  
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
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Kitty Kohout  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Scott A. Milburn  
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Steve C. Garske  
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June M. Dobberpuhl  
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Ranunculus cymbalaria image
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Steve C. Garske  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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