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Ranunculus occidentalis Nutt.
USDA Symbol: RAOC
Western buttercup averages 1 ft. in height, with leaves either smooth or softly hairy. Basal leaves are much lobed and dissected; the stem leaves less so. Five to eight bright yellow petals surround a center of yellow stamens and pistils. The flowers are terminal on the stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WY Canada: AB Native Distribution: AK,
s. through w. WA
& NV; extends into s. Yukon Native Habitat:
Variety of moist, well-drained sites
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FAC || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff