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Ranunculus hispidus

Common Name(s)
Hispid buttercup
Flowering Time
April to May
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Achenes may turn light brown, wings around achene lighten to white to light green; achenes release easily from rachis when air dried
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Late May to early June

Mature plants transplanted in the field had 73-82% survival after two years, and continued high survivial in year 3. By the second year new plants were establishing either by seed or vegetatively (Altricher et al. 2020).

Capable of rapid vegetative spread; tips of the abundant runners root (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991). Flowers in one season (Mabry, personal observation).

Hispid buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

Seed Cleaning
None required
Restoration Potential
Proven performer (by vegetative spread)