Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 83 taxa in the family Ranunculaceae, Buttercup family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

                   

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellowroot
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xanthorhiza simplicissima   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xanthorhiza simplicissima 076-01-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks & riverbanks

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Columbine, Canada Columbine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aquilegia canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aquilegia canadensis 076-02-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, rock outcrops, esp (though by no means entirely) on calcareous or mafic substrates

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA, NC, SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: European Columbine, Garden Columbine
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Aquilegia vulgaris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aquilegia vulgaris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aquilegia vulgaris 076-02-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Larkspur
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium tricorne   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium tricorne 076-03-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich, moist forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, less commonly on very fertile alluvial deposits, usually in deep shade

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prairie Larkspur, Carolina Larkspur, Blue Larkspur
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium carolinianum ssp. carolinianum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium carolinianum 076-03-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rocky woodlands, on granite outcrops, Altamaha Grit outcrops, blackland prairies, moist sandy woodlands associated with longleaf pine

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Glade Larkspur
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Tall Larkspur
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Delphinium exaltatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Delphinium exaltatum 076-03-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist soils over calcareous (such as dolostone, esp Elbrook Formation) or mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, greenstone, and diabase) usually in the open (as grassy balds) or on forest edges in partial sun

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aconitum uncinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Aconitum uncinatum +   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aconitum uncinatum 076-04-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, cove forests, other moist forests

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aconitum reclinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aconitum reclinatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aconitum reclinatum 076-04-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove forests, particularly along brookbanks, in seepages, and in periglacial boulderfields with seepage, primarily over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite, metagabbro, or greenstone), rarely over sandstone or granitic rocks

Rare, endemic to the Southern and Central Appalachians

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Goldenseal
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Hydrastidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrastis canadensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hydrastis canadensis 076-05-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in mesic, very nutrient-rich forests, with circumneutral soils, over calcareous or mafic rocks such as limestone, amphibolite, & dolostone, sometimes forming large colonies after canopy disturbance such as logging

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh-marigold, Cowslip
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Caltha palustris var. palustris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Caltha palustris 076-06-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, seepage swamps, brookbanks

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Rue-anemone, Isopyrum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Enemion biternatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Enemion biternatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Isopyrum biternatum 076-07-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests, either on natural levees with very nutrient-rich sediments or on slopes with underlying mafic rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Doll's-eyes, White Baneberry, White Cohosh
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Actaea pachypoda   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Actaea pachypoda 076-08-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove forests and slopes

Common (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Black Cohosh, Early Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea racemosa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Actaea racemosa +   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cimicifuga racemosa 076-09-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove forests, other mesic & moderately to very fertile forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Black Cohosh, American Cohosh, Late Black Cohosh
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Actaea podocarpa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cimicifuga americana 076-09-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove forests and slopes, at moderate to high elevations

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curlyheads
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis ochroleuca   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis ochroleuca 076-10-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and woodland borders, generally over mafic or calcarous rocks, such as diabase, gabbro, or calcareous silstone

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fremont's Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis fremontii   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis fremontii   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in calcareous flatwoods and limestone glades

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Alabama Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis socialis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis socialis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in wet calcareous flatwoods

Rare, endemic to three counties in GA-AL

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: White-haired Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis albicoma   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis albicoma   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in shale barrens

Uncommon, endemic to VA-WV

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Pale Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis versicolor   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis versicolor   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rocky, calcareous woodlands, bluffs, and cliffs

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Millboro Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Clematis viticaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis viticaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in shale barrens and shaly woodlands

Rare, endemic to VA

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Leatherflower, Marsh Clematis, Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jasmine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis crispa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis crispa   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis crispa 076-10-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Vase-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis reticulata   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis reticulata   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis reticulata 076-10-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in dry sandy woodlands, such as longleaf pine sandhills and dry hammocks

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Leatherflower, Vase-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis viorna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis viorna 076-10-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, woodlands, thickets, esp over mafic rocks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White-leaved Leatherflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis glaucophylla   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis glaucophylla   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis glaucophylla 076-10-005   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in wet hammocks, habitat in our area poorly known, also probably in dry woodlands or openings over calcareous rocks, and according to the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas in "rich woods"

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Autumn Clematis, Yam-leaved Clematis, Sweet Autumn Virgin's Bower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis terniflora   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis terniflora   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis dioscoreifolia 076-10-006   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virgin's Bower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis virginiana 076-10-007   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, thickets, & openings

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Virgin's Bower, Satin-curls, Climbing Clematis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis catesbyana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis ligusticifolia 076-10-008   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it on dunes and interdune swales with abundant shell hash, calcareous woodlands and thickets, calcareous hammocks

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Clematis, Purple Clematis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clematis verticillaris 076-10-009x   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it on rocky slopes over mafic rocks (greenstone, amphibolite) (known positively in NC only from amphibolite peaks in Ashe County)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Fragrant Clematis, Fragrant Virgin's Bower, Sweet-scented Virgin's Bower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
PLANTS National Database: Clematis flammula   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Non-native: southern Europe & northern Africa

 


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Common Name: Traveler’s Joy, Old Man's Beard
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Clematis vitalba   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clematis vitalba   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, where it can be persistent after cultivation

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Windflower, Rue-anemone
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum thalictroides   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum thalictroides 076-11-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Meadow-rue, Lady-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum clavatum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum clavatum 076-11-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, moist forests, spray cliffs at waterfalls, brookbanks

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Meadow-rue, Maid of the Mist
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum coriaceum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum coriaceum 076-11-003   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum dioicum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum dioicum 076-11-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, moist forests

Common in Mountains (uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Meadow-rue, Waxy Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum revolutum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum revolutum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum revolutum 076-11-005   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, woodlands, & barrens, over hornblende, greenstone, dolostone, & serpentinized olivine

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small-flowered Meadow-rue, Small-leaved Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum macrostylum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum macrostylum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum macrostylum 076-11-007   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in moist places, perhaps associated with circumneutral soils, moist to dry ultramafic outcrop barrens (over olivine), tidal freshwater marshes, rarely pineland seepages with calcareous substrate

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Tall Meadow-rue, King-of-the-meadow, Late Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum polygamum 076-11-009   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, wet forests

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Tall Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Thalictrum hepaticum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum pubescens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN & NOMEN NUDUM Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thalictrum polygamum 076-11-009?   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in seepage areas

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Purple Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum dasycarpum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum dasycarpum   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, and prairies

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Trailing Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thalictrum debile   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum debile   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in moist to wet forests over limestone

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Columbine Meadow-rue
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
PLANTS National Database: Thalictrum aquilegifolium   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Non-native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mousetail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosurus minimus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosurus minimus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosurus minimus 076-12-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it usually in disturbed areas, such as fields in floodplains

Uncommon

Original distribution unclear

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small-flowered Buttercup, Stickseed Crowfoot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus parviflorus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus parviflorus 076-13-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: spinyfruit buttercup, Roughseed Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus muricatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus muricatus 076-13-002   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in ditches and marshes

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Corn Crowfoot, Hungerweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ranunculus arvensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus arvensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus arvensis var. arvensis 076-13-003a   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus sardous   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus sardous 076-13-004   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in low fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in NC-SC Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


drawing of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort need picture of leaf or frond of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort need picture of flower of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort need picture of fruit of Ranunculus ambigens, Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort
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Common Name: Water-plantain Crowfoot, Water-plantain Spearwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ambigens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus ambigens 076-13-006   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Spearwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus laxicaulis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus laxicaulis 076-13-007   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, tidal cypress swamps

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Spearwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus pusillus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus pusillus var. pusillus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus pusillus 076-13-008   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, other wet habitats

Common (uncommon in GA-NC Mountains, rare in SC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Mountain Crowfoot, Allegheny Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus allegheniensis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus allegheniensis 076-13-009   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in cove forests, on rich forested slopes

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Small-flowered Buttercup, Rock Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus micranthus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus micranthus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus micranthus 076-13-010   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Harvey's buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Ranunculus harveyi   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus harveyi   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in forests and prairies

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Buttercup, Small-flowered Buttercup, Kidney-leaved Crowfoot, Small-flowered Crowfoot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus abortivus 076-13-011   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in low fields, disturbed areas, bottomlands, lawns, roadsides

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cursed Buttercup, Celery-leaf Crowfoot, Cursed Crowfoot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus sceleratus 076-13-013   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, and stream margins

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hooked Buttercup, Hooked Crowfoot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus recurvatus var. recurvatus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus recurvatus 076-13-014   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, cove forests, swamps, mesic slope forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus repens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus repens   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus repens 076-13-015   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in low meadows, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tall Buttercup, Bitter Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus acris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus acris var. acris   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus acris 076-13-016   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common in NC Mtns & SC Coastal Plain (otherwise uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulbous Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus bulbosus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus bulbosus 076-13-017   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA & SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ranunculus septentrionalis   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus carolinianus 076-13-018   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, wet woodlands, open marshy wetlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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