Page author: David Giblin
Ranunculus occidentalis
western buttercup

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Alberta and Nevada.

Habitat: Moist to well-drained soil, low to mid-elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Ranunculus occidentalis Nutt.
Publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1: 22. 1838.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. occidentalis – western buttercup    West of the Cascades, Alaska to California, and east to the Blue mountains in Oregon
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Ranunculus occidentalis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ranunculus occidentalis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ranunculus occidentalis photos.

USDA Plants: Ranunculus occidentalis information.

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