Ranunculus gmelinii DC.
Family: Ranunculaceae
Gmelin's buttercup,  more...
[Ranunculus gmelinii subsp. purshii DC.,  more]
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Corey Raimond  
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: perennial aquatic, rarely completely out of the water
Leaves: basal and stem leaves much the same shape; several times 3-parted with toothed lobes; submersed leaves in linear segments; those above the water pentagonal in outline
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, normally 5 sepals about the same length as the petals; solitary flowers on long, stout stalks
Fruits: dry seed with ribbed to winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak
Habitat: shallows, shores
Conservation Status: Endangered
Ranunculus gmelinii
Ranunculus gmelinii image
Corey Raimond  
Ranunculus gmelinii image
William S. Alverson  
Ranunculus gmelinii image
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