Taxon  Report   7046 
Ranunculus lobbii  (Hiern) A. Gray
Buttercup,  Lobb's aquatic buttercup, Lobb's buttercup
Ranunculus lobbii
© 2007 Matt Below
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Ranunculus lobbii
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Ranunculus lobbii
© 1996 Doreen L. Smith
Ranunculus lobbii, a dicot, is an annual herb (aquatic) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Ranunculus lobbii
© 2014 John Doyen
Genus: Ranunculus
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Redwood Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: vernal-pools [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Ranunculus aquatilis var. lobbii
More information about  Ranunculus lobbii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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