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Bristly Crowfoot
(Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus) Other common names: Bristly Buttercup

French names: Renoncule de Pennsylvanie

Family: Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae)

Group: Buttercups & Crowfoots

Similar species:
  •   Hooked Crowfoot (Ranunculus recurvatus) - Also fuzzy, but seeds have a hooked end.


Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Wet Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 244   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: : of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvanian


Photographs: 10 photographs on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Bristly Crowfoot flower.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Closeup view of a Bristly Crowfoot flower.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Seeds forming.

Please note that, unlike the seeds of Hooked Crowfoot (Ranunculus recurvatus), the seeds are not hooked at the ends.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Fuzzy stem.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Another view of the fuzzy stem, along with some leaves.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Bristly Crowfoot leaf.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Stem and leaves.

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

An entire Bristly Crowfoot plant.


Range map for Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)