Taxon  Report   7058    
Ranunculus sardous  Crantz
Hairy buttercup
Ranunculus sardous
© 2017 Gerald Carr
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Ranunculus sardous
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Ranunculus sardous
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Ranunculus sardous, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Ranunculus sardous
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Genus: Ranunculus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places


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

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ranunculus parvulus
More information about  Ranunculus sardous
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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 21, 2019).