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PlantFiles: Carolina Buttercup, Swamp Buttercup, Marsh Buttercup
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidus

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ranunculus (ra-NUN-ku-lus) (Info)
Species: hispidus var. nitidus

Synonym:Ranunculus carolinianus
Synonym:Ranunculus nitidus
Synonym:Ranunculus septentrionalis
Synonym:Ranunculus septentrionalis var. nitidus

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive frostweed On Oct 14, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This Buttercup is a creeper that roots at the joints and sometimes spreads as much as twenty feet. The large leaves are divided into three leaflets
1 to 2 inches long and about the same width.
The flowers have 5 yellow petals about 1/2 inch long with a shiny surface as though they had been waxed.
It grows in ditches, low wet areas and close to ponds and sreams.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Blytheville, Arkansas
Molino, Florida
Benton, Kentucky
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Mathiston, Mississippi
Cole Camp, Missouri
Concord, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Jamestown, Ohio
Toone, Tennessee
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas



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