Ranunculus glacialis

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Ranunculus glacialis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: R. glacialis
Binomial name
Ranunculus glacialis
L.[1]

Ranunculus glacialis, the glacier crowfoot or glacier buttercup, is a plant of the family Ranunculaceae.

Distribution[edit]

Ranunculus glacialis is an Arctic–alpine species, found in the high mountains of southern Europe (Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Sierra Nevada) as well as on the Scandinavian peninsula, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen, Svalbard and eastern Greenland.

It is by many accounts the highest ascending plant in the Alps, flowering at over 4,000 m.

Subspecies[edit]

A subspecies, Ranunculus glacialis subsp. chamissonis, is found on either side of the Bering Strait in Siberia, Russia and Alaska, U.S..

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranunculus glacialis, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Profile, September 10, 2013