Taxon  Report   7021    
Ranunculus alismifolius  Benth.
Alisma leaved buttercup,  Common water plantain buttercup, Plantainleaf buttercup
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2007 Dianne Fristrom
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2003 Steve Matson
Ranunculus alismifolius
© 2008 Steve Matson
Ranunculus alismifolius, 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 alismifolius
© 2003 Steve Matson
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Ranunculus alismifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).