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Sharpleaf Buttercup - Ranunculus acriformis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems 12–60 cm, erect with hirsute foliage. Basal leaf blades cordate, 2–6 cm long, ternate, the sessile leaflets twice lobed. Flowers with petals 7–13 mm long, ca. twice as long as the hirsute sepals. Achenes compressed, 2–3 mm long, glabrous with a hooked beak ca. 1 mm long; heads hemispheric, 5–8 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
ID, MT south to UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Moist grassland, meadows, steppe, often near streams; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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