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Dwarf Buttercup - Ranunculus pygmaeus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 9

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General Description
Stems decumbent or erect, 1–4(–6) cm with nearly glabrous foliage. Basal leaf blades reniform, to 6 mm long with 3–5 lobes. Flowers solitary with petals 2–3 mm long, about as long as the sparsely hairy sepals. Achenes glabrous, ca. 1 mm long with a straight beak ca. 0.5 mm long; heads ovoid 3–5 mm high (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Moist to wet soil of turf, often on cliffs, cool slopes or along streams or seeps; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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