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Kidneyleaf Buttercup - Ranunculus abortivus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Plants annual or short-lived perennial. Stems erect, 10–60 cm with mostly glabrous foliage. Basal leaf blades orbiculate, 1–4 cm long with scalloped margins. Flowers with petals ca. 2 mm long, shorter than the glabrous, deciduous sepals. Achenes glabrous, ca. 1.5 mm long with a curved beak <0.2 mm long; head globose, 3–6 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Most of temperate N. America, excluding the Southwest (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Moist soil of open, often deciduous woodlands, thickets, frequently in riparian areas; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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