Allegheny Mountain Buttercup (Ranunculus allegheniensis)


Ranunculus Allegheniensis, or more commonly know as Allegheny Mountain Buttercup, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ranunculus. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ranunculus Allegheniensis or Allegheny Mountain Buttercup's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ranunculus
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Order: Ranunculales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: NJ (E) RI (SC) VT (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: NJ (Allegheny mountain buttercup) RI (Allegheny crowfoot) VT (Allegheny crowfoot)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FACU)

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