Taxon  Report   7032 
Ranunculus californicus  Benth.
California buttercup

Ranunculus californicus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Ranunculus californicus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Ranunculus californicus
© 2011 Hattie Brown
Ranunculus californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ranunculus californicus
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. austromontanus
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. gratus
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. rugulosus
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. typicus
PLANTS: Ranunculus rugulosus
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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