Tag Archives: Ranunculaceae

Know Your Natives – Celandine Poppy

Celandine poppy or wood poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family is a herbaceous perennial that bears bright yellow flowers in early spring. The genus name is from the Greek for “style” and “bearing” in reference to the flower’s … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Dwarf Larkspur

Dwarf larkspur (Delphinium tricorne) of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family has distinctive early spring flowers that are often dark bluish-purple (or sometimes white).  Other common names include spring larkspur and rock larkspur.  This species is typically found in rich alluvial deciduous woods … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Net-leaf Leather-flower

Net-leaf leather-flower (Clematis reticulata*) of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family is a perennial herbaceous vine found in portions of the Southeastern U.S from eastern Texas and Oklahoma to South Carolina and Florida.  In Arkansas, the species is recorded from north-central and southwestern parts … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Round-Lobe Hepatica

Round-lobe hepatica (Anemone americana) of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceace) family, also called liverleaf*, is one of the first non-woody plants to bloom in spring.  The species is found in the U.S. primarily from Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida, north through New England, … Continue reading

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Native Plant Report – Warren Prairie

These photos were taken last week at Warren Prairie Natural Area. Of special interest is the tiny Geocarpon minimum, one of the world’s rarest plants, and the slightly larger carnivorous sundew plant (watch your toes!). This area will be featured … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Three Anemones

A recent post on Anemone species by the Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) contained an unfortunate error.  ANPS apologizes for any confusion that may have been caused and offers the current post as a correction. Ten-petal Anemone, Carolina Anemone, and Tall Thimbleweed Ten-petal … Continue reading

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Meet the Plant: Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum (Anemonella) thalictroides) is a native perennial occurring throughout the woodlands of eastern US. The common name is based on the appearance of the leaves being similar to those of an anemone as well as meadow rue.  The … Continue reading

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