Ranunculus nivalis

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Ranunculus nivalis
Ranunculus nivalis Kilpisjarvi 2012-07.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Ranunculus
Species: R. nivalis
Binomial name
Ranunculus nivalis

Ranunculus nivalis, the snow buttercup,[1] is a species of plant in the family Ranunculaceae. It displays prevalent heliotropism, thus gaining an advantage in its harsh, cold environment through capturing more solar energy by following the sun.


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