Taxon  Report   7049 
Ranunculus occidentalis  Nutt.
Western buttercup

Ranunculus occidentalis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Ranunculus occidentalis, 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 occidentalis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Coastal Prairie, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

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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 27, 2015).

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