Ranunculaceae (weeds)

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Ranunculus repens (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Otto Wilhelm Thomé
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ranunculaceae (weeds) - (buttercup family)

The family contains more than 2,000 species of mainly herbaceous plants. Some are invasive. Several species of the genus Delphinium are poisonous to livestock like Delphinium barbeyi. Some species of the genus Ranunculus are agricultural weeds.

Typically, the species of Ranunculaceae have alternate leaves. The flowers often have 5 petals and 5 sepals and contain several carpels and many stamens. The fruits are often achenes or follicles.

The following genera are currently entered under this family: