Ranunculus acris

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family (Traditional)Ranunculaceae
GenusRanunculus
SpeciesRanunculus acris L.
Common NameButterblume; Showy Buttercup; Tall Buttercup
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.1
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Anderson (TN), Bedford (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lewis (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Moore (TN), Putnam (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Unicoi (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1956 - 2020

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100612520 Fayette Kentucky 14 May 1956 Mary E. Wharton
9899
EKY
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019322 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019317 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019318 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019320 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
ETSU007584 Johnson Tennessee 16 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
N/A Carter Tennessee 05 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
TENN-V-0098834 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus acris
TENN-V-0098836 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus acris
TENN-V-0098833 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus acris
UCHT012083 White Tennessee
UCHT
Ranunculus acris
UCHT012082 Monroe Tennessee
UCHT
Ranunculus acris
APSC0091669 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Ranunculus acris
HTTU019524 Tennessee
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
HTTU019658 White Tennessee
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
HTTU022979 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
HTTU022977 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004624 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1989 Brian Harrell
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004636 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1988 Darren Hawkins
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004600 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Mar 1985 Kenneth Hayes
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004628 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1987 P. Drewry
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004587 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Apr 1998 Richard McIntosh
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004646 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Apr 1986 Chuck Reynolds
13
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004649 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Mar 2003 Meredith Heusinkveld
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004616 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Apr 1991 Gerald Tomerlin
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004647 Warren Tennessee 11 Apr 2003 Martha Bratcher
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004657 Rutherford Tennessee Scott Joslin
64
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004631 Maury Tennessee 07 Apr 1988 Frank Elston
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004582 Rutherford Tennessee 24 Apr 2002 Beth Crocker
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004594 Coffee Tennessee 22 Apr 1985 David Lowe
47
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
31234100738382 Montgomery Tennessee 19 May 1975 Ronald L. Jones
401
EKY
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019321 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
BEREA019319 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 07 Jun 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
31973000017785 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Ranunculus acris
TENN-V-0098835 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus acris
TENN-V-0098832 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus acris
UCHT012081 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ranunculus acris
BEREA024119 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Ranunculus acris
APSC0091668 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Ranunculus acris
HTTU031434 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004596 Lewis Tennessee 09 Mar 1985 Fred Hardy
16
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004653 Wilson Tennessee 21 Apr 1997 Ashley Drake
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004629 Humphreys Tennessee 23 Apr 1988 Kim D. Stewart
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004601 Davidson Tennessee 19 Jun 1983 Brian Bowen
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004615 Maury Tennessee 08 Apr 2007 Jill Price
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004604 Wilson Tennessee 25 Apr 1981 Connie Bailey
43
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004586 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 1998 Betty Wilkinson
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004640 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Apr 1986 Benedicta Kurunwune
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004630 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Apr 2013 Shawnte Charles
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004641 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1986 Paula Witner
8
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004588 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1998 Stephen Hannah
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004660 Davidson Tennessee 21 Apr 1990 Van Colebank
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU023807 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004642 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1989 WCH
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004651 Knox Tennessee 05 Apr 1997 Lora Carlson
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004593 Rutherford Tennessee 23 May 1980 Joel Phillips
16
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004609 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Jun 1980 Sheree Beam
19
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004618 Moore Tennessee 31 Mar 1991 Buffy Storm
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU023817 Davidson Tennessee
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004591 Bedford Tennessee 08 Apr 1995 Kelly M. Skelton
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004639 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1986 Jim Ohlsson
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004626 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1990 WKC
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004625 Rutherford Tennessee 08 Apr 1989 Beth Walrath
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004598 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1985 Scott Taylor
27
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004666 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Apr 1992 Todd Roberts
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004620 Coffee Tennessee 20 Apr 1991 Lorrie McKenzie
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004635 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1986 Ramona Winters
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004597 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Mar 1987 Mark Vaughan
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004606 Rutherford Tennessee 1980-5 Kurt E. Blum
3985
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004638 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Apr 1986 Debbie Collins
31
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004590 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1999 Heather Webb
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004633 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Apr 1986 Elvis Brandon
2
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004621 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Apr 1989 Michelle Walker
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004617 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 1991 Steve Huffman
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004667 Rutherford Tennessee 01 May 1991 Susan Claiborne
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004584 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1996 Tina M. Kline
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004580 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 2003 Shelly Boyd
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004659 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Apr 1993 Joseph Smith
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004611 Rutherford Tennessee 1980-5 Kurt E. Blum & Philip Mathis
3985
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004632 Rutherford Tennessee 02 May 1987 Janet Connell
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004599 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 1985 Karen Moore
33
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004652 Wilson Tennessee 21 Apr 1997 Ashley Drake
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004585 Robertson Tennessee 12 Apr 1998 Lee Crabtree
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004595 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1985 Lyle Mason
52
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004650 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Mar 1997 Amy Lewis
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004665 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Apr 1992 Ken Ferris
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004661 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1992 Mary Penuel
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU023819 Cannon Tennessee
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004664 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1992 Marvin Carson
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004589 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Mar 1998 Steve Andrews
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004612 Rutherford Tennessee 1980-5 Kurt E. Blum & Philip Mathis
3985
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004614 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Mar 2006 Ryan Shaw
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004655 Davidson Tennessee 16 Apr 1995 Melanie Hall
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004607 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Jun 1981 Joao M. C. Ribeiro
5
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004622 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Apr 1989 John C. Stewart
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004663 Williamson Tennessee 21 Apr 1992 Tamara Petty
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004656 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Apr 1994 Shannon Graham
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004581 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Apr 2002 Leigh Wells
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004605 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Apr 1984 L. Stephen Long
14
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004643 Rutherford Tennessee 09 Apr 1986 Chuck Reynolds
6
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004634 Davidson Tennessee 30 Apr 1986 Bill Mastalerz
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004623 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Apr 1989 Brian Boatman
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004613 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Jun 1980 Loni Neight
34
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004602 Moore Tennessee 13 Mar 1980 Mac Nolan
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004456 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Apr 2008 Emily Burkey
27
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004579 Rutherford Tennessee 31 Mar 2006 Mandi Lin Purnell
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004578 Anderson Tennessee 09 Mar 2012 Natalie Rich
7
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004644 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Apr 1989 Sylvia Hassankiadeh
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004608 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Apr 1982 John Bates
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004592 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Jun 1980 Kay Holley
33
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004648 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Mar 2005 Paige Barnett
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004583 Coffee Tennessee 09 Apr 2000 Chris Little
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004637 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Apr 1987 Allan Colyar
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004658 Davidson Tennessee 08 Apr 1993 Carlos N. Lacy
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004627 Williamson Tennessee 05 Mar 1990 Marcia Anderton
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004610 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 1982 Jeanne Garrison
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004577 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Mar 2012 Timothy Gassler
22
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004603 DeKalb Tennessee 26 Jun 1984 Delce Dyer
53
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004619 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1991 Gina Rigney
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
ETSU035186 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
N/A Shelby Tennessee 22 Apr 2020 Hannah MacGregor
#6
HTTU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004654 Bedford Tennessee 08 Apr 1995 Dawn Cayll
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004662 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Apr 1992 S. Neal
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
MTSU004645 Cannon Tennessee 19 Apr 1986 Michelle Crane
MTSU
Ranunculus acris
UCHT031313 Tennessee
UCHT
Ranunculus acris
ETSU032516 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
ETSU035184 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
ETSU008704 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Ranunculus acris
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