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Ranunculus recurvatus

Ranunculus recurvatus Poir.

 

Hooked Crowfoot, Hooked Buttercup

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyRanunculaceaeButtercup family
GenusRanunculusFrom Latin rana, “little frog,” because many species grow in moist places
SpeciesrecurvatusFrom Latin recurvata, curved backwards

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See also Ranunculus abortivus, with similar-appearing flowers but different leaves.

Ranunculus recurvatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 May 2016.

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Ranunculus recurvatus (Hooked Crowfoot, Hooked Buttercup)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Ranunculus recurvatus (Hooked Crowfoot, Hooked Buttercup)

5/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 10 × 9" (26 × 22 cm)

Ranunculus recurvatus (Hooked Crowfoot, Hooked Buttercup)

5/14/2013 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Ranunculus recurvatus (Hooked Crowfoot, Hooked Buttercup)

5/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 9 × 7" (23 × 18 cm)

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