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Macoun's Buttercup - Ranunculus macounii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems erect to lax, 15–70 cm with hirsute foliage, sometimes rooting at the nodes. Basal leaf blades 3–8 cm long, ternate, the obcordate leaflets deeply 3-lobed and dentate. Flowers with petals 4–6 mm long, longer than the sparsely long-hairy sepals. Achenes glabrous, 2–3 mm long with a straight beak 1–1.5 mm long; head ovoid, 7–11 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, NM and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Moist to wet meadows, often around ponds or streams, tolerant of alkali; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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