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1a. Caltha palustris var. palustris

驴蹄草(原变种) lu ti cao (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

?Caltha palustris var. orientalisinensis X. H. Guo.

Stems usually erect, hollow, to 50 cm tall, ca. 6 mm in diam. at fruiting. Leaf blade orbicular-reniform or suborbicular, rarely triangular-reniform, herbaceous or subpapery, base usually deeply cordate, margin dentate. Pedicels more than 2 cm, to 15 cm at fruiting.

Mountain regions, wet places, grassy slopes, valleys, marshlands, forests; 600--4000 m. S Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, W Henan, Nei Mongol, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, E Xizang, NW Yunnan, Zhejiang [temperate to cold regions of northern hemisphere].


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