Ranunculus andersonii

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 327. 1867.

Synonyms: Beckwithia andersonii (A. Gray) Jepson Ranunculus andersonii var. juniperinus (M. E. Jones) S. L. Welsh Ranunculus andersonii var. tenellus S. Watson Ranunculus juniperinus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Stems erect from short caudices, not rooting nodally, glabrous, not bulbous-based. Tuberous roots absent. Basal leaf blades cordate in outline, ternately 1-2×-compound, 1.5-3.8 × 2.1-3.8 cm, leaflets 2-3×-parted, ultimate segments elliptic to linear, margins entire or with occasional teeth, apex obtuse to acuminate. Flowers: receptacle hispid; sepals spreading, 9-15 × 5-9 mm, glabrous; petals pinkish white, 12-18 × 9-13 mm. Fruiting heads globose or depressed-globose, 13-27 × 21-29 mm; fruit wall veined, inflated, not winged, fruits thus utricles; utricles 6-12 × 4-6 mm, glabrous; beak persistent, deltate or subulate from deltate base, 0.2-0.6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–May).
Habitat: Slopes in sagebrush or pinyon-juniper woodland
Elevation: 900-2300 m


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Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah.


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Lower Taxa

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Alan T. Whittemore +
A. Gray +
Undefined subg. Ranunculus +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, Oreg. +  and Utah. +
900-2300 m +
Slopes in sagebrush or pinyon-juniper woodland +
Flowering spring (Apr–May). +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Endemic +  and Illustrated +
Beckwithia andersonii +, Ranunculus andersonii var. juniperinus +, Ranunculus andersonii var. tenellus +  and Ranunculus juniperinus +
Ranunculus andersonii +
Ranunculus subg. Crymodes +
species +