Ranunculus lapponicus L.  
Family: Ranunculaceae
Lapland buttercup
[Coptidium lapponicum (L.) Rydb.]
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Scott A. Milburn  
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb; elongated rhizomes with one stem per node
Leaves: 1 to 2 basal leaves, long-stalked, kidney shaped, deeply 3-parted; none to 1 smaller, short-stalked stem leaf
Flowers: yellow, 7 or more-parted, 1/3"-1/2", normally 3 sepals, petals linear and longer than the sepals; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: wet; cold cedar swamps
Conservation Status: Endangered
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Paul Marcum  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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