Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus (Chapm.) T.Duncan
Family: Ranunculaceae
bristly buttercup, hispid buttercup, rough buttercup
[Ranunculus carolinianus DC.,  more...]
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from USDA Plants website  
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Botanical Illustration  
Etymology: Ranunculus: from Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places
Plants: drooping to creeping perennial, 5"-10" tall forb; stems arching back to the ground and occasionally rooting at the node
Leaves: basal and stem leaves much the same shape with basal the largest; mostly 3-parted into deep lobes which are then cut or toothed
Flowers: yellow, 5-8-parted, 1" wide, normally 5 sepals reflexed just above the base, petal widest above the middle and the same to 2 times as long as the sepal; solitary, stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: dry seed with almost winged margin, lance-shaped mostly straight beak fruit drawing
Habitat: wet; lowlands forests, meadows
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Botanical Illustration  
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus image