Taxon  Report   7059    
Ranunculus sceleratus  L.
Cursed buttercup,  Cursed crowfoot
Ranunculus sceleratus
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ranunculus sceleratus
© 2016 Neal Kramer
Ranunculus sceleratus
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Ranunculus sceleratus, 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 sceleratus
© 2016 Neal Kramer
Genus: Ranunculus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Ranunculus sceleratus
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


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 20, 2019).