Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Buttercup Family)

The Ranunculaceae are considered a relatively primitive family from an evolutionary standpoint with an indefinite number of flower parts which are all separate from one another. They have multiple simple pistils at the center of the flower. Several members of this family have hooked tips on the pistils.

Aconitum columbianum subsp. columbianum (Monk's Hood)
Actaea rubra subsp. arguta (Baneberry, Red Baneberry)
Anemone tuberosa (Desert Anemone)
Aquilegia chrysantha (Golden Columbine)
Aquilegia desertorum (Desert Columbine)
Clematis columbiana (Columbian Virgin's Bower)
Clematis ligusticifolia (Virgin's Bower)
Clematis sp.
Consolida ajacis (Garden Larkspur)
Delphinium scopulorum (Rocky Mountain Larkspur)
Delphinium wootonii (Organ Mt. Larkspur)
Myosurus cupulatus (Arizona Mousetail)
Myosurus minimus (Mousetail)
Ranunculus aquatilis var. diffusus (Threadleaf Buttercup)
Ranunculus cymbalaria (Alkali Buttercup)
Ranunculus flammula var. ovalis (Creeping Buttercup)
Ranunculus hydrocharoides (Frogbit Buttercup)
Ranunculus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania Buttercup)
Ranunculus scleratus var. multifidus (Cursed Buttercup)
Thalictrum fendleri (Fendler Meadowrue)

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