Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01660 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ranunculus macounii Britton
Common name   Macoun's buttercup
S. Freeman   s.n.  
Coll. Date 21 June 1995 
United States
Utah County
Locality Palmyra Campground in Diamond Fork Canyon.
     Elev.: 5200 ft. (1585 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 4'  40" N, 111° 26'  2" W
Township Range T8S, R4E, Sec. 36  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ranunculus macounii Britt.

     Ranunculus macounii var. oreganus (Gray) Davis

Common Name(s): Macoun buttercup, Macoun's buttercup.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=18625, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Ranunculus
                                        Species: Ranunculus macounii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01660s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04638s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07477s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12913e1.jpg 
specimen image: 12913d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12913c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12913s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01655 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
15080 Alnus incana      "gray alder" 2790 ft. SW
08488 Alyssum alyssoides      "pale madwort" 1.1 mi. S
15078 Artemisia ludoviciana      "Louisiana wormwood" same section
15077 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
15082 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
01659 Brassica nigra      "black mustard" same section
01657 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" same section
01666 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" same section
01661 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" same section
15076 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
01656 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" same section
01664 Erodium cicutarium      "redstem stork's bill" same section
01663 Lappula squarrosa      "European stickseed" same section
01654 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
15075 Quercus gambelii      "Gambel oak" same section
01665 Rumex obtusifolius      "bitter dock" same section
15081 Salix       "willow" 2790 ft. SW
03682 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 1.4 mi. SE
01658 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" same section
01653 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
15079 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" 2790 ft. SW
01662 Veronica catenata     same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wanrhodes Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1767 ft. SE   Granger Mountain 
Palmyra Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2599 ft. S 5210  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 5230  Billies Mountain 
Little Diamond Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. S   Billies Mountain 
Patrick Place (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 5761  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Fork Youth Forest (Forest) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Billies Mountain 
Sams Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. E   Billies Mountain 
Diamond Battle Historical Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1 mi. W 5706  Billies Mountain 
Wignal Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E 5604  Billies Mountain 
Brimhall Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. SW   Billies Mountain 
Wignal Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 5653  Billies Mountain 
Diamond Fork Arch (Arch) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 5486  Billies Mountain 
Monks Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. E   Rays Valley 
Red Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. E   Two Tom Hill 
Mill Hollow (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. NW   Billies Mountain 
Wanrhodes Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 4.5 mi. N 6204  Granger Mountain 
Burnt Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Granger Mountain 
Billies Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. S 6631  Billies Mountain 
Three Forks Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.8 mi. E 5492  Rays Valley 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Rays Valley 


Taxon Links for species Ranunculus macounii  Britton

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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