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Last updated 4/5/2020 by David Giblin.
Ranunculus acris L.[FNA3, HC, HC2]
meadow buttercup

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 554. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA3: "Ranunculus acris is variable in form and division of leaves, size of achene beak, and form of indument on the proximal stem. Most North American plants are weedy and have poorly differentiated caudices; these forms probably were introduced from Eurasia. Rhizomatous plants with large flowers (parenthetic measurements above) found in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and in Greenland are probably native. Aleutian populations of this form have been called R . acris var. frigidus Regel or R . grandis Honda var. austrokurilensis (Tatewaki) H. Hara. Both names were originally applied to Asiatic plants, and their applicability to American specimens is open to question."

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Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Ranunculus acris L. var. latisectus Beck