Calflora
Taxon  Report   10296    
Ranunculus cymbalaria  Pursh
Alkali buttercup
Ranunculus cymbalaria
© 2007 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus cymbalaria
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Ranunculus cymbalaria
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Ranunculus cymbalaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ranunculus cymbalaria
© 2016 John Doyen
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyrtorhyncha cymbalaria ssp. alpina
PLANTS: Cyrtorhyncha cymbalaria
PLANTS: Halerpestes cymbalaria ssp. saximontana
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More information about  Ranunculus cymbalaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (RACY)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).