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is a genus
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of 10 species
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A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter lived annuals and biennials. The term is sometimes misused by commercial gardeners or horticulturalists to describe only herbaceous perennials...
The flowering plants , also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies...
in the buttercup
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, native to wet areas in temperate and cold regions of both the Northern
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and Southern Hemisphere
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are generally heart- or kidney-shaped.
There are 10 species:
- Caltha alba
- Caltha appendiculata
- Caltha dionaeifolia
- Caltha introloba
- Caltha leptosepala
Caltha leptosepala is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family. It is native to western North America from Alaska to New Mexico, where it grows in wet mountain habitats in alpine and subalpine regions...
- Caltha natans
Caltha palustris is a herbaceous perennial plant of the buttercup family, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere....