Ranunculus cymbalaria


Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 392. 1814

Common names: Renoncule cymbalaire
Synonyms: Halerpestes cymbalaria (Pursh) Greene Ranunculus cymbalaria var. alpinus Hooker Ranunculus cymbalaria var. saximontanus Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Stems dimorphic, flowering stems erect or ascending, stolons prostrate, rooting nodally, glabrous or sparsely hirsute, not bulbous-based. Tuberous roots absent. Basal leaves simple and undivided, blades oblong to cordate or circular, 0.7-3.8 × 0.8-3.2 cm, base rounded to cordate, margins crenate or crenate-serrate, apex rounded. Flowers: receptacle hispid or glabrous; sepals spreading, 2.5-6 × 1.5-3 mm, glabrous; petals 5, yellow, 2-7 × 1-3 mm. Heads of achenes long-ovoid or cylindric, 6-12 × 4-5(-9) mm; achenes 1-1.4(-2.2) × 0.8-1.2 mm, glabrous; beak persistent, conic, straight, 0.1-0.2 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer (May–Sep).


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Bogs, marshes, ditches, stream banks, often saline


Various Navaho groups used Ranunculus cymbalaria as a venereal aid, an emetic, and a ceremonial medicine. The Kawaiisu used it as a dermatological aid (D. E. Moerman 1986).

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Lower Taxa


Facts about "Ranunculus cymbalaria"
AuthorAlan T. Whittemore +
AuthorityPursh +
BasionymsUndefined sect. Ranunculus +
Common nameRenoncule cymbalaire +
DistributionBogs +, marshes +, ditches +, stream banks + and often saline +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering late spring–summer (May–Sep). +
Publication titleFl. Amer. Sept. +
Publication year1814 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 786.xml +
Special statusIllustrated + and Weedy +
SynonymsHalerpestes cymbalaria +, Ranunculus cymbalaria var. alpinus + and Ranunculus cymbalaria var. saximontanus +
Taxon familyRanunculaceae +
Taxon nameRanunculus cymbalaria +
Taxon parentRanunculus sect. Halodes +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +