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Small Yellow Buttercup - Ranunculus gmelinii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Plants with glabrous to hirsute foliage, often aquatic. Stems hollow, floating or prostrate (rarely erect) and rooting at the nodes. Leaf blades reniform, 1–4 cm long, deeply 3-lobed into lobed segments; submerged leaves finely dissected into linear segments. Flowers with petals 3–10 mm long, slightly to much longer than the mostly glabrous sepals Achenes flattened, 1–2 mm long, glabrous with a straight beak 0.5–1 mm long; heads globose, 4–7 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to NM, WY, IL, ME; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Mud or shallow water of ponds, lakes, slow streams; plains, valleys, montane, rarely higher (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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