Ranunculus hispidus Michx.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Ranunculales||Basal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”|
|Genus||Ranunculus||From Latin rana, “little frog,” because many species grow in moist places|
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Ranunculus hispidus description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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5/21/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm) ID is uncertain
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