Ranunculus andersonii

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Ranunculus andersonii
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: R. andersonii
Binomial name
Ranunculus andersonii
A.Gray

Ranunculus andersonii is a species of buttercup known by the common name Anderson's buttercup.[1] It is native to the western United States, including the Great Basin and surrounding regions, where it grows in sagebrush, woodlands, and other habitat. It is a perennial herb producing a basal rosette of thick leaves which are each divided into three double-lobed leaflets at the end of a petiole. The inflorescence arises from the rosette on an erect, leafless stalk usually no more than 20 centimeters tall. It bears one flower with usually five white or red-tinged petals each up to 2 centimeters long with white or pinkish sepals at the base. At the center of the flower are many yellow stamens and pistils. The fruit is an achene, borne in a spherical cluster of 14 or more.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranunculus andersonii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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