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Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)
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Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)

General: Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria) is a perennial forb that grows in wet places. The leaves are rounded and notched with a long petiole, and the flowers are yellow with a bulbous center.

Alkali Buttercup is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in wet areas, especially saline sites, from lower elevations into the high mountains in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats), Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland), Transition (Yellow Pine Forest), Canadian (Pine-Fir Forest), and Hudsonian (Bristlecone Pine Forest) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Alkali Buttercup around springs, seeps, and streams throughout the area.

Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae).

Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria) Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)
Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria) Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)
Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria) Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)
Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria) Alkali Buttercup (Ranunculus cymbalaria)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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