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Western Wild Buttercup - Ranunculus adoneus
Other Names:  Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. adoneus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SU
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Reported for Montana by Whittemore (FNA)
 
General Description
Plants perennial. Stems 5-32 cm tall, ascending to erect, glabrous. Basal leaf blades simple,1-5 cm long, several times divided into usually linear segments 0.7-3 mm wide; cauline leaves similar but with progressively shorter petioles. Sepals 5, 3.5-10 mm long, pilose or glabrous, deciduous, spreading. Petals 5-12, 5-15 mm long, yellow. Achenes 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous, arranged 40-70 in an ovoid cluster; beaks 1.4-1.9 mm long, straight or recurved; receptacle glabrous (adapted from: Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).

Range Comments
ID, MT, south to NV, UT, WY and CO (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Habitat
Most areas near melting snow in meadows, talus slopes, and confierous communities (adapted from: Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).

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