Western Buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis)

Botanical names:
Ranunculus occidentalis Accepted
Ranunculus occidentalis var. howellii Synonym
Ranunculus occidentalis var. ultramontanus Synonym
Ranunculus occidentalis var. dissectus Synonym
Ranunculus ultramontanus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Toxicity: Other: Juice from the stem contains protoanemonin
Pollinators: Various insects
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 26, 2013 5:12 PM

Native in the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California, and east to Alberta and Nevada. Found in moist to well-drained soil at low to mid elevations. I find this jolly plant here and there in my back woods, but rarely in my garden beds. Not nearly the thug that R. repens can be.

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