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|Family: Ranunculaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ranunculus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ranunculus acris L.
Habit: Perennial herb 15--45(60) cm, erect, not rooting at nodes. Stem: generally few-branched above base, generally hairy. Leaf: basal, proximal cauline 1.8--5.2 cm, 2.7--9.8 cm wide, 5-angled, deeply 3--5 parted, segments 1--2 × lobed or parted, ultimate segments narrowly elliptic to oblong or lanceolate, toothed or lobed, tip acute to rounded; distal cauline much smaller, deeply parted or compound. Flower: receptacle glabrous; sepals 5, spreading, 4--6 mm, 2--5 mm wide, early-deciduous; petals 5, 8--11 mm, 7--13 mm wide. Fruit: body 2--3 mm, 1.8--2.4 mm wide, disk-like, wall thick, smooth, beak deltate, tip generally 0.2--1 mm, straight or curved, awl-shaped.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, n SNH; Distribution Outside California: worldwide; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore
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Previous taxon: Ranunculus
Next taxon: Ranunculus alismifolius
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore 2016. Ranunculus acris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40845, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.