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Eschscholtz's Buttercup
Ranunculus eschscholtzii
  
About Eschscholtz's Buttercup (Ranunculus eschscholtzii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ranunculus eschscholtzii is a species of buttercup known by the common name Eschscholtz's buttercup. It is native to much of western North America from Arctic northwestern Canada and Alaska to California to New Mexico, where it grows in meadows and talus on high mountain slopes and other open rocky habitat. It is a perennial herb producing one or more erect stems up to 20 or 25 centimeters tall. The lower leaves have somewhat rounded blades each divided into a few lobes and borne on long petioles. Any upper leaves are smaller and not borne on petioles. The herbage is hairless and sometimes waxy in texture. The inflorescence is made up of one to three flowers on narrow pedicels. The flower has five to eight oval or rounded shiny yellow petals up to 1. 5 centimeters long each around a central nectary with many stamens and pistils. The fruit is an achene borne in a cluster of 17 or more. Media related to Ranunculus eschscholtzii at Wikimedia Commons
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial Herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 1 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.8" - 105.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 3.92", Coldest Month: 16.4" - 47.0", Hottest Month: 36.8" - 74.6", Humidity: 0.75" - 24.98", Elevation: 1818" - 14134"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Largeflower Buttercup, Spruce-fir Buttercup


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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