Taxon  Report   7033    
Ranunculus canus  Benth.
Great valley buttercup,  Hartweg's buttercup, Sacramento valley buttercup
Ranunculus canus
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Ranunculus canus
© 2012 Barry Rice
Ranunculus canus
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Ranunculus canus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Ranunculus canus
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus californicus var. laetus
PLANTS: Ranunculus canus var. laetus
PLANTS: Ranunculus canus var. typicus
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More information about  Ranunculus canus
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

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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 22, 2019).