Ranunculus sceleratus (Celery-Leaved Buttercup) - photos and description

15 cm ruler





General: Stout-stemmed plant with a decumbent to erect growth habit, stems branching above, stems hollow. Plants glabrous.

Flowers: Yellow flowers in upper leaf axils, we measured flowers to 8 mm in diameter. Sepals reflexed.

Leaves: Basal leaves with long petioles, petioles reduced in length up the stem. Stem leaves alternate. Leaves divided into 3 segments, each segment then having 2-3 lobes.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 60 cm tall.

Habitat: Sloughs and marshes.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 21st, muddy marsh, Cypress Hills, 400 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.