Calflora
Taxon  Report   7032 
Ranunculus californicus  Benth.
California buttercup
Ranunculus californicus
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
More photos from
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Ranunculus californicus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Ranunculus californicus
© 2011 Hattie Brown
Ranunculus californicus, 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 californicus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Communities:
Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + 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
ICPN: Ranunculus californicus var. latilobus
More information about  Ranunculus californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Ranunculus:  from the Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RACA2)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2018).

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