Ranunculus laxicaulis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family (Traditional)Ranunculaceae
GenusRanunculus
Species:Ranunculus laxicaulis (Torr. & A. Gray) Darby
Common NameMississippi Buttercup
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Placentation Type: Basal; Placentation Type: Marginal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5? (Global Rank)
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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.

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  • 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

SynonymFull Citation
Ranunculus laxicaulis var. angustifolia Ranunculus laxicaulis var. angustifolia (Engelm.) L.D. Benson
Ranunculus laxicaulis var. angustifolius Ranunculus laxicaulis var. angustifolius (Engelm.) L.D. Benson

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: McCracken (KY), Marshall (KY), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Haywood (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100615291 Marshall Kentucky 16 May 1972 Raymond Athey
1680
EKY
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099110 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099109 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0098849 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0098848 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099108 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
APSC0104545 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Ranunculus laxicaulis
APSC0005893 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Ranunculus laxicaulis
APSC0045381 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Ranunculus laxicaulis
BRIT530409 Coffee Tennessee 12 May 2010 Dwayne Estes
11375
VDB
Ranunculus laxicaulis
ETSU008709 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Ranunculus laxicaulis
31234100615309 McCracken Kentucky 28 Jun 1968 Raymond Athey
304
EKY
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099107 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099813 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099111 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099112 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
TENN-V-0099113 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Ranunculus laxicaulis
APSC0102407 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Ranunculus laxicaulis
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Plant Photos

Ranunculus laxicaulis - Milo Pyne
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Milo Pyne
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell
Ranunculus laxicaulis - Theo Witsell