Ranunculus cooleyae

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Cooley's Buttercup: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Ranunculus cooleyae
Cooley's Buttercup (Ranunculus cooleyae): Most common buttercup in subalpine/alpine meadows. Though most sources do not indicate it, this species is also found less commonly at lower elevations. The pattern of distribution at lower elevations is not entirely clear, but it seems fast moving streams - perhaps restricted to locations where cold and/or snowy winters are the norm.

Collections from across the region in ARCTOS, though only from the far southern mainland in the southern half.

Pacific Northwest Endemic (primarily coastal)

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; alpine, common
  • Hall 2010: "Alpine snow banks and open areas in subalpine. Common."

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