Ranunculus micranthus

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Ranunculus micranthus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: R. micranthus
Binomial name
Ranunculus micranthus
Nutt. 1838

Ranunculus micranthus is a flowering plant species in the Ranunculus (buttercup) family known by the common names rock buttercup[1] and small-flowered crowfoot.[2] It is native to North America, with a distribution that covers much of the eastern United States.[1] R. micranthus is very similar in appearance to R. abortivus (small-flowered buttercup). The distinguishing characteristics are the hairiness of their receptacles and shininess of their achenes.[3]