Ranunculus hebecarpus

Hooker & Arnott

Bot. Beechey Voy., 316. 1838.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems erect, pilose. Basal and lower cauline leaf blades cordate-reniform, deeply 3-parted, 0.6-2.3 × 1.2-3.5 cm, segments undivided or 2-4-lobed, base shallowly cordate, margins entire or 2-4-dentate, apex of ultimate segments acute. Flowers pedicellate; receptacle glabrous; sepals 5, spreading, 1.1-1.8 × 0.5-1 mm, pilose; petals 0-5, 1.3-2 × 0.3-0.7 mm. Heads of achenes discoid, 4-6 × 3 mm; achenes 4-9 per head, 1.7-2.3 × 1.7-2 mm, faces and margin papillose, each papilla crowned with hooked bristle, otherwise glabrous; beak lanceolate, hooked distally, 0.5-0.7 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–May).
Habitat: Grasslands, open woodlands, and chaparral
Elevation: 50-900 m


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Calif., Idaho, Oreg., Wash., Mexico (Baja California).


Ranunculus hebecarpus is native to western North America.

Selected References


Lower Taxa