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Last updated 4/13/2009 by David Giblin.
Ranunculus flammula L. var. ovalis (J.M. Bigelow) L.D. Benson[FNA3, HC2]
creeping spearwort

Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 69: 305. 1942.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA3: "Ranunculus flammula var. ovalis , as currently understood, is heterogeneous. Many specimens from throughout the cited range scarcely differ from specimens of R . flammula var. reptans and perhaps should be included in the latter variety. Material from the Pacific slope, however, may be intermediate between R . flammula var. reptans and R . flammula var. flammula or may show various combinations of the distinguishing characteristics of the two. Biosystematic study of R . flammula as a whole will be needed for a meaningful treatment of these populations to be possible."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Ranunculus filiformis Michx. var. ovalis J.M. Bigelow
Ranunculus flammula L. var. samolifolius (Greene) L.D. Benson
Ranunculus reptans L. var. ovalis (J.M. Bigelow) Torr. & A. Gray