Ranunculus lapponicus

Lapland Buttercup

G.F. Ledingham Herbarium

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Lapponicus Characteristics
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found in boggy woods

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plants more than 5 cm high, with erect stems

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stems bearing a single basal leaf (occasionally 2), zero or one small cauline leaves, and a single flower

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leaves on petioles, reniform to orbicular in outline, deeply 3-parted, the segments coarsely crenate to shallowly lobed

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usually 3 sepals

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6 to 10 petals

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achenes glabrous

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beak of achene curved or hooked

 

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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 present

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flowers regular, not spurred

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petals and sepals present (although petals absent in a few species)

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fruit achenes, not berry-like

 
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Ranunculaceae Characteristics
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many pistils and stamens spirally arranged on receptacle