Ranunculus platensis A. Spreng. - Prairie Buttercup
Family - Ranunculaceae
Arrow shows one of the minute flowers.
Flowering - February - April.
Habitat - Wet hammocks, floodplains, moist to wet ground, lawns.
Origin - Native to South America (Brazil and Argentina).
Other information - This little species can be found in a handful of southern Alabama counties. The plant can be identified by its sprawling habit, tiny flowers and fruits, and sessile flowers (which are borne opposite the leaves).
Photographs taken off Hwy 27, Polk County, FL., 2-13-03.