Ranunculus sceleratus L.
Common Name: CURSED CROWFOOT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Ranunculus sceleratus A. A. Reznicek

Shores, muddy banks, and pools, thriving on recently exposed surfaces; ditches, puddles and ruts in roads and trails, marshes, and wet meadows. A circumpolar species, and some of our plants may represent introductions from the Old World.

This species may be truly aquatic, with some floating leaves when growing in shallow water. It may bloom into November. It is usually readily distinguished from R. abortivus by its cylindrical fruiting head, more succulent leaves, slightly paler yellow petals, lobed lower leaves, and moister habitat.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2400.