Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Ranunculus gelidus -- (Modest Buttercup)

photos by Susan McDougall


Ranunculus gelidus

The yellow flowers are small but prominent. This species was formerly known as Ranunculus verecundus and R. grayi.

Location: Owyhigh Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 26, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Owyhigh Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.866, -121.5807, 5243
Date: June 26, 2015
Ranunculus gelidus

Found only on the east side of the Park, this is an uncommon buttercup of rocky slopes. The 3-lobed, toothed leaves are primarily basal, and the stem typically has a single flower. The stems and leaves are hairless.

Location: Owyhigh Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 26, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Owyhigh Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.866, -121.5807, 5243
Date: June 26, 2015

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