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.

Bloom Period
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:
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
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (RACA2)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2019).