Ranunculus cymbalaria

Seaside Buttercup

Big Quill Lake, at Kandahar
01-jun-01

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Cymbalaria Characteristics
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plants stoloniferous, creeping

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predominately basal leaves on thin stalks, cordate based, with irregular wavy margins

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flowers with conical center

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5 sepals

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numerous glabrous achenes with longitudinal grooves

 

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Ranunculus Characteristics
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plants not climbing

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leaves not opposite

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stem leaves usually present, although often absent in this species

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flowers regular, not spurred

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both sepals and petals present (although petals occasionally absent)

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fruit achenes, not berry-like

 

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Ranunculaceae Characteristics
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many carpels and stamens spirally arranged on receptacle