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Ranunculus pusillus Poiret. Subgenus: Auricomus. Section: Flammula. Low Spearwort, Small Spearwort. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Marshes, ditches, other wet habitats. Dist: S. NY south to c. peninsular FL, west to c. TX, north in the interior to OH, IN, and MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GW2, Il, K3, K4, NcTx, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Keener (1976); > Ranunculus lindheimeri Engelm. – S; > Ranunculus oblongifolius Elliott – S, S13; > Ranunculus pusillus Poir. – S, S13; > Ranunculus pusillus Poir. var. angustifolius (Engelm.) L.D.Benson; > Ranunculus pusillus Poir. var. pusillus – K1; > Ranunculus tener C.Mohr – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ranunculus pusillus, Gabbro Glades, Oconee National Forest, Jasper County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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