Taxon  Report   7042 
Ranunculus glaberrimus  Hook.  var. glaberrimus 
Sagebrush buttercup,  Smooth buttercup
Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus
© 2002 Thayne Tuason
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Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus
© 2017 Thayne Tuason
Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus, 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 glaberrimus var. glaberrimus
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Genus: Ranunculus
Parent Record Ranunculus glaberrimus
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System]    
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PLANTS: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. typicus
More information about  Ranunculus glaberrimus var. glaberrimus
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Ranunculus:  from the Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

glabrous:  free from hair or down; smooth. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: Sep 22, 2018).

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