Ranunculus hispidus
(Swamp Buttercup)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Swamp Buttercup, Bristly Buttercup, Hispid Buttercup, Carolina Buttercup, Southern Swamp Buttercup, Hispid Crowfoot, Marsh Buttercup
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - June
    Status: Native

Ranunculus hispidus, or Swamp Buttercup, is native to most of the eastern United States. It grows in moist, open woods, as well as woodland edges, streambanks, seeps and along streams. It blooms in mid to late spring, with large yellow flowers.

There are many species of Ranunculus. This species has large yellow flowers, often its sepals are recurved - they face downward, its stems and leaves are usually covered in dense hairs, and its seeds have defined beaks on them.

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