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Hispid Buttercup


Scientific Name     

Ranunculus hispidus Michx.

Family Name

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich or dry woods

Plant Height:  

15-90 cm tall, erect stem 

Flower Color:  

yellow

Flower:  

1-4 cm across; 5-10 petals oblong; about twice as long as spreading sepals 

Inflorescence:  

single, terminal flower

Fruit:  

achene; flat, subrotund or obovate with long beak 

Leaves:  

alternate; palmately divided into 3 lobed or divided segments; basal leaves largest with blade at least as wide as it is long 

Bloom Time:  

April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

stiff hairs on stems give plant its' common name