Taxon  Report   7025 
Ranunculus aquatilis  L.
Whitewater crowfoot
Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2016 John Doyen
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Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Ranunculus aquatilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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: Batrachium aquatile
PLANTS: Ranunculus aquatilis var. hispidulus
PLANTS: Ranunculus aquatilis var. typicus
PLANTS: Ranunculus trichophyllus var. hispidulus
TJM2: Ranunculus aquatilus
More information about  Ranunculus aquatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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:   (Accessed: Mar 17, 2018).

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