Calflora
Taxon  Report   7025    
Ranunculus aquatilis  L.
Whitewater crowfoot
Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2018 Matt Berger
Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2016 John Doyen
Ranunculus aquatilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ranunculus aquatilis
© 2018 Matt Berger
Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Batrachium aquatile
PLANTS: Ranunculus aquatilis var. hispidulus
PLANTS: Ranunculus aquatilis var. typicus
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More information about  Ranunculus aquatilis
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RAAQ)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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).