Taxon  Report   7055    
Ranunculus pusillus  Poir.
Low buttercup,  Low spearwort
Ranunculus pusillus
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus pusillus
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Ranunculus pusillus
© 2010 Jean Pawek
Ranunculus pusillus, a dicot, is an annual herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ranunculus pusillus
© 2007 Jorg Fleige
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: Northern Oak Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Strand, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Coastal Prairie, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ranunculus pusillus var. pusillus
More information about  Ranunculus pusillus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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 23, 2019).