Along Bay Trail
thriving on the highest soil on Spanish Mountain
Dana York and Jim Shevock made the ID of these anemones on the north slope of Spanish Mountain in 1995. See: JEPS96200
Each fruit seems to have a different personality. I'm not the first to think Dr. Suess created this plant.
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.