Tall Buttercup Ranunculus acris LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Common Buttercup.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ranunculales   >   Family Ranunculaceae   >   Genus Ranunculus   

Status:

Non-native species expected throughout the state in fields and disturbed areas.

Description:

Note stalkless lobes of leaves, which readily distinguishes this species from Bristly Buttercup.

There are 33 records in the project database.

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Tall Buttercup blooming in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/21/2013). Note that all parts of the plant are toxic and can cause blistering of the skin. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tall Buttercup blooming in Oconto Co., Wisconsin (6/8/2012). Tall Buttercup is a widely introduced species from Eurasia. Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

The hairy divided leaf of a Tall Buttercup in Bozeman, Montana (6/30/2010). Photo by Matt Lavin. (MBP list)

A basal leaf of a Tall Buttercup plant in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/21/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Common Buttercup leaf in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/13/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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