Calflora
Taxon  Report   7038    
Ranunculus flabellaris  Raf.
Yellow water buttercup
Ranunculus flabellaris
© 2013 Mary Winter
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus flabellaris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus delphiniifolius
More information about  Ranunculus flabellaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RAFL)

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 18, 2018).

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