Calflora
Taxon  Report   7032    
Ranunculus californicus  Benth.
California buttercup
Ranunculus californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Family: RANUNCULACEAE  
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. austromontanus
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. gratus
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. rugulosus
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More information about  Ranunculus californicus

Ranunculus:  from the Latin rana, "little frog," because many species tend to grow in moist places (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2020).