Ranunculus cymbalaria (Seaside Buttercup) - photos and description


Looking straight down on plants



General: Low plant, stoloniferous, usually found in large colonies.

Flowers: Flowers single on leafless scapes, are bright yellow, with conical centres. We measureed flowers to 14 mm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves all basal, oval to orbicular with cordate bases and wavy margins. Leaf highlighted in photo above was 5 cm long (including petiole) and 1 cm diameter. Bottom of leaves with short, appressed hairs.

Height: We measured plants to a height of 4 cm.

Habitat: Low, wet, saline soil.

Abundance: Very common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken in a muddy creek bed, June 2nd, Old Man on His Back Conservation Area, about 500 km southwest of Regina, SK, and June 2nd in a creek bed in the western Qu'Appelle Valley about 125 km northwest of our home in Regina, Saskatchewan.