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Ranunculus alismifolius
plantain-leaved buttercup
Specimens
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Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Swales, streambanks and moist meadows, moderate to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:

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Accepted Name:
Ranunculus alismifolius Geyer ex Benth.
Publication: Pl. Hartw. 295. 1849.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ranunculus alismaefolius Geyer, orthographic variant [HC]
Infraspecies:
var. alismellus – dwarf plantain-leaved buttercup    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Kittitas County in Washington to California, east to Idaho and southwestern Montana.
var. alismifolius – plantain-leaved buttercup    Occurring west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California, east to Idaho and western Montana.
var. hartwegii – Hartweg's buttercup    Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to southern Idaho, western Wyoming, and Nevada.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ranunculus alismifolius in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ranunculus alismifolius checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ranunculus alismifolius atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ranunculus alismifolius photos.

USDA Plants: Ranunculus alismifolius information.

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