Ranunculus hispidus Michx.

Ranunculus hispidus plant

Family - Ranunculaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Ranunculus hispidus leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Ranunculus hispidus calyxCalyx.

Ranunculus hispidus flower

Ranunculus hispidus flower

Flowering - March - June.

Habitat - Rich rocky woods, slopes, hill crests, valleys, ravines.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This striking little species is found mainly in the lower 1/2 of Missouri. The plant is fairly easy to ID because of the dense hispid hairs which are found on most parts of the plant, and its big yellow flowers. The sepals are spreading at first but reflex as the flower matures.

Photographs taken in the Piney Creek Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, Barry County, MO., 4-10-01, and at Pictured Rocks National Seashore, MI., 7-24-02.