Calflora
Taxon  Report   7021    
Ranunculus alismifolius  Benth.
Alisma leaved buttercup,  Common water plantain buttercup, Plantainleaf buttercup
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2008 Steve Matson
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2007 Dianne Fristrom
Ranunculus alismifolius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2003 Steve Matson
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Ranunculus alismifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RAAL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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