Calflora
Taxon  Report   7029    
Ranunculus arvensis  L.
Corn buttercup,  Field buttercup
Ranunculus arvensis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus arvensis
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Ranunculus arvensis
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Ranunculus arvensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Ranunculus arvensis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus arvensis var. tuberculatus
More information about  Ranunculus arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RAAR3)

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 19, 2018).

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