Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00186 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ranunculus glaberrimus Hook.
Infraspecific    var. ellipticus (Greene) Greene
Common name   sagebrush buttercup
K. Anderson   24  
Coll. Date 19 May 1989 
United States
Beaver County
Locality [Big Flat vicinity, along Utah Highway 153].
     Elev.: 10000 ft. (3049 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen-spruce community, mosit soil. 
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 38° 16'  46" N, 112° 21'  38" W
Township Range T29S, R4W, Sec. 19  
Datum NAD83 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


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

     Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus (Greene) Greene

     Ranunculus ellipticus Greene
     Ranunculus glaberrimus var. buddii Boivin

Common Name(s): elliptical buttercup, sagebrush buttercup.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529967, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Magnoliidae
                            Order: Ranunculales
                                Family: Ranunculaceae
                                    Genus: Ranunculus
                                        Species: Ranunculus glaberrimus
                                            Variety: Ranunculus glaberrimus var. ellipticus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00186s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03030s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06713s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07387s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08249s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01263 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" same section
01035 Antennaria corymbosa      "flat-top pussytoes" 1.2 mi. S
00187 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" same section
11428 Caltha leptosepala      "white marsh marigold" same section
01038 Erigeron ursinus      "Bear River fleabane" 1.2 mi. S
01037 Festuca idahoensis  subsp. idahoensis   "Idaho fescue" 1.2 mi. S
01042 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" 1.2 mi. S
00961 Haplopappus clementis      "Clement's goldenweed" 1.2 mi. S
01036 Helenium hoopesii      "orange sneezeweed" 1.2 mi. S
01252 Moneses uniflora      "single delight" same section
01264 Pedicularis groenlandica      "elephant's head" same section
01040 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" 1.2 mi. S
01041 Polygonum bistortoides      "American bistort" 1.2 mi. S
01039 Potentilla diversifolia  var. diversifolia   "diverse-leaf cinquefoil" 1.2 mi. S
01043 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" 1.2 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 304 ft. SW 10194  Delano Peak 
Big Flat Guard Station (Locale) Beaver County, UT 0.6 mi. N 10083  Delano Peak 
Long Flat (Flat) Piute County, UT 0.8 mi. S 9892  Delano Peak 
Harmony Park (Flat) Beaver County, UT 0.9 mi. W 10086  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Beetle Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 1 mi. NW   Delano Peak 
Rigger Park (Flat) Piute County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 9751  Delano Peak 
Baker Spring (Spring) Piute County, UT 1.2 mi. E 9384  Delano Peak 
Otter Lake (Lake) Beaver County, UT 2 mi. N 9571  Delano Peak 
Gunsight Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 2 mi. SW 9830  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Mirror Lake (Lake) Beaver County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9600  Delano Peak 
Blainies Dam (Dam) Beaver County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9558  Delano Peak 
Buck Ridge (Ridge) Beaver County, UT 1.8 mi. W 9876  Shelly Baldy Peak 
Puffer Lake (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9659  Delano Peak 
Puffer Lake Dam (Dam) Beaver County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9659  Delano Peak 
Grindstone Flat (Flat) Piute County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 9279  Delano Peak 
Hy Hunt Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Delano Peak 
Hi Hunt Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Delano Peak 
Peterson Flat (Flat) Beaver County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 9932  Shelly Baldy Peak 
City Creek Peak (Summit) Piute County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 11011  Delano Peak 
Cullen Creek (Stream) Beaver County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Delano Peak 


Taxon Links for species Ranunculus glaberrimus  Hook.

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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