Calflora
Taxon  Report   7056    
Ranunculus repens  L.
Creeping buttercup,  Crowfoot, creeping buttercup
Ranunculus repens
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
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Ranunculus repens
© 2004 Jeff Abbas
Ranunculus repens, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Ranunculus repens
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus repens var. degeneratus
PLANTS: Ranunculus repens var. erectus
PLANTS: Ranunculus repens var. glabratus
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More information about  Ranunculus repens
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RARE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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