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Ranunculus lapponicus L.

7 photos.
A small species with an underground stem known as the "Lapland buttercup".  All species in the genus
Ranunculus are considered toxic if eaten in large quantities and also cause skin irritation.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 18620








1.  Early June.  Above-ground stem arising
from the end of the underground portion of
the stem along with a leaf.  The leaf to
the right probably arises from a node on the
underground stem from which roots descend.

2.  Early June.  Terminal blossom at the end
of the above-ground stem in photo 1.

3.  Early June.  Top view of the blossom in
photo 2.

4.  Late June.  Seed head.

5.  June 6, 2009.  Profile view of plant
with a coin for comparison.

6.   June 6, 2009.  Closer profile view of plant
in photo 9.

7.    June 6, 2009.  Top  view of plant in
photos 5 and 6.

8. June 14, 2016.  Top view of a blossom.

Photos 1-3 and 5-7 taken on the trail-survey
line leading to the thaw lake south of
134 mile Steese Highway.
65° 35.72' N, 144° 36.74' W
Elev. 900 ft.

Photo 4 taken in swamp between
Seventeenmile Slough and the
large Birch Creek Pingo.
65°  42.337' N,  144°  23.409' W
Elevation 700 ft.

Photo 8 taken above the culvert
of the South Fork of Easley Creek
at 4.8 mile Circle Hot Springs Road.
65° 31.22' N, 144° 43.23' W
Elev. 900 ft.