bristly buttercup

(Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Midwest

FAC - Facultative

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The stems recline on the ground with just the tips ascending (decumbent). Mature plants develop horizontal stems (stolons) that creep along the ground, take root, and give rise to a new plant. The sepals are bent backwards 1 32 above the base, not at the base. The fruit (achene) has a broad, almost winged, margin.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

5 to 10

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellow

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wet. Forests. Lowland, swampy areas.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  1/14/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Superorder Ranunculanae  
 

Order

Ranunculales (buttercups, poppies, and allies)  
 

Family

Ranunculaceae (buttercup)  
  Subfamily Ranunculoideae  
  Tribe Ranunculeae  
 

Genus

Ranunculus (buttercup)  
  Species Ranunculus hispidus (bristly buttercup)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
       
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Ranunculus carolinianus

Ranunculus carolinianus var. villicaulis

Ranunculus nitidus

Ranunculus palmatus

Ranunculus septentrionalis

Ranunculus septentrionalis var. nitidus

Ranunculus septentrionalis var. pterocarpus

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

bristly buttercup

swamp buttercup

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Achene

A dry, one-chambered, single-seeded fruit, formed from a single carpel, with the seed attached to the membranous outer layer (wall) only by the seed stalk; the wall, formed entirely from the wall of the superior ovary, does not split open at maturity, but relies on decay or predation to release the contents.

 

Decumbent

Reclining on the ground but with the tips ascending.

 

Sepal

An outer floral leaf, usually green but sometimes colored, at the base of a flower.

 

Stolon

An above-ground, creeping stem that grows along the ground and produces roots and sometimes new plants at its nodes. A runner.

       
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