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Kidney Buttercup


Scientific Name     

Ranunculus arbortivus L.

Family Name

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

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habitat

leaves

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form

flower

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

moist woods and slopes

Plant Height:  

20-50 cm tall; erect stem, glabrous or sometimes pubescent above; multiple stems from base

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

complete; 5 yellow petals shorter than 5 green, drooping sepals; numerous stamens and pistils

Inflorescence:  

single terminal flower on long glabrous peduncle

Fruit:  

single-seeded achene with short beak in short-ovoid head on receptable 

Leaves:  

basal leaves round wiht heart-shaped base (kidney shaped) on long petioles, often variously lobed or divided; cauline (upper) leaves typically sessile, usually deeply divided 3-5 times 

Bloom Time:  

April-June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

at first glance can be mistaken for many other species but basal leaves and fruit are distinctive