Plant Identification Database:
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Order: Ranunculales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
P: Separate; S: Separate White; Yellow; Red; Pink; Blue; Violet; Green; Brown S: numerous (>10); P: 3, hooked tips
White baneberry Actaea pachypoda Actaea Opposite Pinnate (5Pin) Serrate Berry White <1" Poisonous Forest White baneberry Actaea pachypoda Doll's eyes
Red baneberry Actaea rubra Actaea Red baneberry Actaea rubra
Canada anemone Anemone canadensis Anemone Perfoliate Parted, Orbicular Toothed (irregular serration) >1" 5 parts White Solitary, Terminal >1", Spring; Summer Herb, >1' Grassland/Fields Canada anemone Anemone canadensis
Thimbleweed Anemone cylindrica Anemone Grassland/Fields Thimbleweed Anemone cylindrica
Wood anemone Anemone quinquefolia Anemone Whorled Palmate (3Pal) Crenate 5 parts White Terminal Forest Wood anemone Anemone quinquefolia
Tall anemone Anemone virginiana Anemone Tall anemone Anemone virginiana
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Aquilegia Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Pinnate (2Pin, 3Pin); Lobed, Ovate Entire A: Obtuse >1" 5 parts, P: Tubular; Spurs Orange Drooping >1", Spring; Summer S: longer than petals; Yellow Herb, >1', Erect Forest Barnum St., Sheffield Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Marsh-marigold Caltha palustris Caltha Basal; Alternate, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Whole, Reniform Entire A: Acute; B: Auriculate >1" 5 parts, P: Separated; IInflexed Yellow Raceme <1", Spring Herb, <1'; >1', Erect Fleshy, succulent Poisonous Wetland Marsh-marigold Caltha palustris Cowslip; kingcup; Marybuds; Gundega
Virgin's-bower Clematis virginiana Clematis Virgin's-bower Clematis virginiana
Goldthread Coptis trifolia Coptis Palmate (3Pal) Serrate White; Blue; Red <1' Forest Goldthread Coptis trifolia
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Sharp-lobed hepatica Hepatica acutiloba Hepatica Basal, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Lobed, Orbicular Entire A: Obtuse; B: Cordate 7 or more parts White; Red; Blue Raceme, Scapose Herb, <1' Pubescent Forest Sharp-lobed hepatica Hepatica acutiloba
Hepatica Hepatica americana Hepatica Basal, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Lobed, Orbicular Entire A: Rounded; B: Cordate 7 or more parts White; Red; Blue Raceme, Scapose Spring Herb, <1' Pubescent Forest Hepatica Hepatica americana Round-lobed hepatica
Kidneyleaf crowfoot Ranunculus abortivus Ranunculus Forest Kidneyleaf crowfoot Ranunculus abortivus
Common buttercup Ranunculus acris Ranunculus Parted 5 parts Yellow Grassland/Fields Common buttercup Ranunculus acris
Bulbous crowfoot Ranunculus bulbosus Ranunculus Bulbous crowfoot Ranunculus bulbosus
Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria Ranunculus Basal, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Whole, Orbicular A: Rounded; B: Cordate >1" 7+ Yellow Solitary Herb, <1' Roadside; Wetland along NW Hill Rd, Wmstn Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria
Swamp buttercup Ranunculus hispidus Ranunculus Swamp buttercup Ranunculus hispidus
White water-crowfoot Ranunculus longirostris Ranunculus Alternate Dissected, Orbicular 5 parts White Raceme, Terminal Summer; Spring Herb, Floating Wetland; Riparian White water-crowfoot Ranunculus longirostris White water-buttercup
Hooked crowfoot Ranunculus recurvatus Ranunculus Forest Hooked crowfoot Ranunculus recurvatus
Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens Ranunculus Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens
Early meadow rue Thalictrum dioicum Thalictrum Alternate, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Pinnate; Lobed, Ovate Entire A: Obtuse; B: Obtuse 4 parts White Panicle, Drooping; Terminal Spring Herb, >1' Forest Early meadow rue Thalictrum dioicum
Fendler's meadow-rue Thalictrum fendleri Thalictrum 3-lobed S: long, numerous, drooping green/purple, glabrous Santa Fe NF NM Fendler's meadow-rue Thalictrum fendleri
Western meadow-rue Thalictrum occidentale Thalictrum Wasatch-Cache NF UT Western meadow-rue Thalictrum occidentale
Tall meadow-rue Thalictrum polygamum; pubescens Thalictrum Alternate, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Pinnate; Lobed, Oblong Entire A: Obtuse; B: Obtuse Irregular, P: 0; S: 0 White Panicle, Terminal Summer Herb, >1', Erect Wetland Tall meadow-rue Thalictrum polygamum; pubescens
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION