Ranunculus macranthus

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Scientific Name Ranunculus macranthus USDA PLANTS Symbol
RAMA3
Common Name Large Buttercup ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
18626
Family Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Wet soils along ditches and creeks, and in seeps, ravines and low meadows.
Plant: Upright to sprawling perennial with hairy stems erect or reclining, to 3 feet long.
Leaves: Basal leaves on petioles 2 to 10 inches long; blade usually cut into 3 to 7 leaflets; leaflets lobed, or entire or slightly toothed. Stem leaves clasping, densely hairy and deeply cleft.
Inflorescence: Bright-yellow, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers arising on peduncles from leaf axils; 3/4 to 1-5/8 inches across, 8 to 22 rounded overlapping petals.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvgsi.
Texas Status
Native

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