Taxon  Report   7022    
Ranunculus alismifolius  Benth.  var. alismellus  A. Gray
Plantainleaf buttercup,  Slender buttercup, Small water plantain buttercup
Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Communities: wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismellus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 18, 2019).