Calflora
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

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

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.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RAALA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).