California Buttercup

Ranunculus californicus

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  • California Buttercup | California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) Photo: Dawn Endico
  • California Buttercup | California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) Photo: Dawn Endico
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Basic Information

Order

Ranunculales

Family

Ranunculaceae

Size

up to 2 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Summer

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

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Can I eat California Buttercup?

California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) seeds can be made into a powder and mixed with water to thicken soups.

California Buttercup Habitat

California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) is native to the western coast of North America. It is extremely common in California but can be found elsewhere. It thrives in full sun with moist soil.

California Buttercup Facts

The California Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) grows up to 2 ft. It is a member of the buttercup family (family Ranunculaceae), which has about 2,000 species that grow mostly in cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Its brilliant yellow flowers are a common site along the California coastline.

California Buttercup Distribution



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