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Alkali Buttercup - Ranunculus cymbalaria


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Plants stoloniferous. Stems erect to decumbent, 2–25 cm with glabrous, entirely basal leaves. Leaf blades 1–4 cm long, cordate with scalloped margins. Flowers with petals 2–7 mm long, barely longer than the sepals. Achenes ribbed, glabrous, 1–2 mm long with a straight beak ca. 0.2 mm long; heads ovoid to cylindric, 5–12 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to much of N. and S. America, Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 18

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Habitat
Mud around ponds, wetlands, streams; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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