Ranunculaceae - buttercup family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 15 July 2018)

Ranunculaceae - buttercup family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 13 species in 7 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Actaea (2 species)
      Actaea pachypoda - white baneberry (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Actaea rubra - red baneberry (uncommon)
   Anemone (1 species)
      Anemone quinquefolia - wood windflower (occasional)
   Aquilegia (2 species)
      Aquilegia canadensis - red columbine (uncommon)
      Aquilegia vulgaris - European columbine (uncommon)
   Caltha (1 species)
      Caltha palustris - marsh-marigold (uncommon)
   Coptis (1 species)
      Coptis trifolia - three-leaved goldthread (occasional)
   Ranunculus (5 species)
      Ranunculus abortivus - kidney-leaved crowfoot (rare)
      Ranunculus acris - tall crowfoot (common)
      Ranunculus cymbalaria - seaside crowfoot (occasional)
      Ranunculus flammula - creeping crowfoot (rare)
      Ranunculus repens - spot-leaved crowfoot (common)
   Thalictrum (1 species)
      Thalictrum pubescens - tall meadow-rue (occasional)

Actaea (baneberry)
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Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry) - [information to be added]

Actaea rubra (red baneberry) - [information to be added]

Anemone (windflower)
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Anemone quinquefolia (wood windflower) - [information to be added]

Aquilegia (columbine)
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Aquilegia canadensis (red columbine) - [information to be added]

Aquilegia vulgaris (European columbine) - [information to be added]

Caltha (marsh-marigold)
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Caltha palustris (marsh-marigold) - [information to be added]

Coptis (goldthread)
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Coptis trifolia (three-leaved goldthread) - [information to be added]

Ranunculus (crowfoot)
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Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) - [information to be added]

Ranunculus acris (tall crowfoot) - [information to be added]

Ranunculus cymbalaria (seaside crowfoot) - [information to be added]

Ranunculus flammula (creepingcrowfoot) - [information to be added]

Ranunculus repens (spot-leaved crowfoot) - [information to be added]
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Thalictrum (meadow-rue)
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Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadow-rue) - [information to be added]
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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.