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Ranunculus abortivus L.
LITTLELEAF BUTTERCUP
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Ranunculus abortivus, Aborted Buttercup
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Ranunculus abortivus, Aborted Buttercup

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Ranunculus abortivus, Kidney-leaved Buttercup
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Ranunculus abortivus, Kidney-leaved Buttercup

Ranunculus abortivus, Aborted Buttercup
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Ranunculus abortivus, Aborted Buttercup
Ranunculus abortivus, Kidney-leaved Buttercup
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Ranunculus abortivus, Kidney-leaved Buttercup

Ranunculus abortivus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Ranunculus abortivus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
Ranunculus abortivus, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Ranunculus abortivus, whole plant - in flower - general view

Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - basal or on lower stem
Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem
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Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem

Ranunculus abortivus, stem - showing leaf bases
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Ranunculus abortivus, stem - showing leaf bases
Ranunculus abortivus, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Ranunculus abortivus, whole plant - in flower - general view

Ranunculus abortivus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Ranunculus abortivus, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
Ranunculus abortivus, stem - showing leaf bases
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Ranunculus abortivus, stem - showing leaf bases

Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem
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Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem
Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem
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Ranunculus abortivus, leaf - on upper stem

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena mandibularis @ BBSL (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe communis @ BPI (7)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (35)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora ranunculi @ BPI (1)

Ramularia aequivoca @ BPI (8)

Ramularia gibba @ BPI (1)

Septocylindrium ranunculi @ BPI (6)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora ficariae @ BPI (3)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia eatoniae @ BPI (77)

Puccinia myosotidis @ BPI (9)

Puccinia recondita @ BPI (3)

Puccinia rubigo-vera @ BPI (1)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis preussii @ BPI (1)

Botrytis vulgaris @ BPI (1)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium aureum @ BPI (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium ranunculi @ BPI (7)
_  Ascochyta infuscata @ BPI (5)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Ranunculus abortivus L. Kidneyleaf Buttercup
Ranunculaceae — Buttercup family
Native
Ranunculus abortivus
The kidney-shaped basal leaves are visible in the bottom left corner of this photo. Middle Run Valley Natural Area
April 2008 Ranunculus abortivus
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
May 2001

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Ranunculus abortivus L.

Ranunculus abortivus plant

Family - Ranunculaceae

Stems - Herbaceous, from fibrous roots, multiple from base, branching, glabrous, to +50cm tall but typically shorter, erect.

Ranunculus abortivus stem Node of stem.

Leaves - Basal leaves petiolate, un-lobed to lobed. Petiole to 15cm long, pubescent adaxially, petiole reduced on lobed basal leaves. Blade of un-lobed leaves reniform, crenate, to 5cm long, 6cm broad, glabrous, ciliate at basal margin. Lobed basal leaves with typically three lobes, the lobes crenate.
Cauline leaves sessile to short petiolate, 3-lobed (occasionally each lobe divided again). Lobes linear to oblanceolate, entire to crenate, glabrous.

Ranunculus abortivus basals Basal rosette.

Ranunculus abortivus basals Basal leaves.

Ranunculus abortivus leaves Cauline leaves.

Inflorescence - Single terminal flowers on long peduncle. Peduncle to +9cm long, glabrous.

Flowers - Petals 5, yellow, lanceolate, 3mm long, 1.5mm broad, glabrous. Stamens +20, from base of pistils. Filaments yellow, -1mm long. Anthers yellow. Pistils many, forming a globose head to +/-5mm long (tall), +/-4mm in diameter. Sepals 5, spreading to reflexed, oval to elliptic, cupped, green with scarious margins, 3-4mm long, 2.2mm broad, glabrous or with a few straight hairs. Achenes glabrous, -2mm long when mature, slightly compressed, with minute beak to .1mm long.

Ranunculus abortivus flower Flower close-up.

Ranunculus abortivus calyx Calyx close-up.

Ranunculus abortivus fruits Fruits close-up.

Flowering - March - June.

Habitat - Slopes, streambanks, woods, ravines, ditches, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is a very common plant in the state and one of the first signs that spring is truly arriving. This species and other woodland species are typically the first plants to bloom in spring. The flowers are very small but easy to spot against the dark woodland floor.The plant can be found in moist areas of the habitats mentioned above.

Photographs taken off Northwood Rd, Platte County, MO., 3-28-00, in Brown Summit, NC., 3-14-03, and off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 3-3-05.


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45. Ranunculus abortivus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 551. 1753.

Ranunculus abortivus subsp. acrolasius (Fernald) B. M. Kapoor & A. Löve; R . abortivus var. acrolasius Fernald; R . abortivus var. eucyclus Fernald; R . abortivus var. indivisus Fernald

Stems erect or nearly erect, 10-60 cm, glabrous, each with 3-50 flowers. Roots filiform, sometimes enlarged basally, 0.5-1.5 mm thick. Basal leaves persistent, blades reniform or orbiculate, undivided or sometimes innermost 3-parted or -foliate, 1.4-4.2 × 2-5.2 cm, base shallowly to deeply cordate, margins crenulate to crenate-lobulate, apex rounded to rounded-obtuse. Flowers: pedicels glabrous or nearly so; receptacle sparsely to very sparsely pilose; sepals 2.5-4 × 1-2 mm, abaxially glabrous; petals 5, 1.5-3.5 × 1-2 mm; nectary scale glabrous. Heads of achenes ovoid, 3-6 × 2.5-5 mm; achenes 1.4-1.6 × 1-1.5 mm, glabrous; beak subulate, curved, 0.1-0.2 mm. 2 n = 16.

Flowering late winter-summer (Mar-Jul). Woods, meadows, fallow fields, and clearings; 0-3100 m; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Ala., Alaska, Ark., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.

Three varieties of Ranunculus abortivus are sometimes recognized. Plants from New England and the northern Appalachians often have thick stems and orbiculate leaves with narrow, deep basal sinuses; this form has been called R . abortivus var. eucyclus . Plants from southeastern Virginia may have the upper bracts merely lobed rather than deeply divided as is usual in R . sect. Epirotes ; those have been called R . arbortivus var. indivisus .

Native American tribes have used Ranunculus abortivus medicinally for a variety of purposes (D. E. Moerman 1986).

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