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Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus
Ranunculus hispidus Michx. var. nitidus (Chapm.) T. Duncan
Bristly buttercup, Buttercup
Synonym(s): Ranunculus carolinianus, Ranunculus carolinianus var. villicaulis, Ranunculus nitidus, Ranunculus palmatus, Ranunculus septentrionalis, Ranunculus septentrionalis var. nitidus, Ranunculus septentrionalis var. pterocarpus
USDA Symbol: RAHIN
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Arching or reclining, hollow stems bearing bright, glossy, yellow flowers.
A native, weak-stemmed, highly variable species, this buttercup is typical of swamps and marshes. Some botanists divide it into three or four species or varieties. Between 20 and 30 Ranunculus species are found in a variety of habitats; all are pollinated by flies and bees.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, WV Canada: PE Native Distribution:
Manitoba east to New Brunswick, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Moist woods, thickets, and meadows.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0828
Collected Mar 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff