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Ranunculus alismifolius
plantainleaved buttercup

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south 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


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

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Ranunculus alismaefolius Geyer, orthographic variant [HC]
var. alismellus – dwarf plantain-leaved buttercup    East side of the Cascades from Kittitas County south to California, east to Idaho
var. alismifolius – plantain-leaved buttercup    East side of the Cascades in Washington and both sides in Oregon, into California and east to Idaho
var. davisii – water-plantain buttercup
var. hartwegii – hartweg's buttercup
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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