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Ranunculus macounii Britton

4 photos.
A tall branched species known as "Macoun's buttercup".   All species in the genus Ranunculus are considered
toxic if eaten in large quantities and also cause skin irritation.

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 18625

1.  Late June.  A plant with buds, blossoms and seed heads.








2.  Late June.  A blossom.

3.  Late June.  Another blossom with dying
stamens and a developing seed pod.

4.  Late June.  Branches with buds, blossoms
and seed heads.

All photos taken along the Steese highway
at approximately 140 mile.
65° 40' N, 145° 20' W
Elev. 750 ft.