Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05199 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ranunculus gmelinii DC.
Common name   Gmelin's buttercup
Donna M. Barnes   741  
Coll. Date 30 June 2001 
United States
Wasatch County
Locality road to Cascade Springs, ca 2 miles E of Alpine loop junction, dry beaver pond, on W side of road.
     Elev.: 7298 ft. (2225 m.)
Habitat Notes wet clay soil, dry hard upland area. 
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° 27'  N, 111° 34'  W
Township Range T5S R3E Sec. 28 S1/2  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Ranunculus gmelinii DC.

     Ranunculus gmelinii var. hookeri (D. Don) L. Benson
     Ranunculus gmelinii var. limosus (Nutt.) Hara
     Ranunculus gmelinii var. prolificus (Fern.) Hara
     Ranunculus gmelinii ssp. purshii (Richards.) HultÚn
     Ranunculus gmelinii var. purshii (Richards.) Hara
     Ranunculus gmelinii var. terrestris (Ledeb.) L. Benson
     Ranunculus gmelinii var. typicus L. Benson
     Ranunculus hyperboreus var. tuquetilianus Poulin p.p.
     Ranunculus limosus Nutt.
     Ranunculus purshii Richards.

Common Name(s): buttercup, Gmelin's buttercup, lesser yellow water buttercup, small yellow water buttercup.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504726, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05199s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09866 Aconitum columbianum  var. columbianum   "western monkshood" 2 mi. NE
01633 Allium acuminatum      "taper-tip wild onion" 2921 ft. NW
07535 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" same section
02016 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1 mi. NW
15342 Betula       "birch" 1 mi. NE
01632 Calochortus nuttallii      "sego lily" 2921 ft. NW
05184 Carex athrostachya      "slenderbeak sedge" same section
00312 Carex microptera      "smallwing sedge" 1.7 mi. E
01631 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2921 ft. NW
08015 Chara       "stonewort" same section
09864 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" 2 mi. NE
01628 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
07534 Deschampsia elongata      "slender hairgrass" same section
02760 Disporum trachycarpum      "rough-fruited fairy bells" 1.7 mi. E
05188 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" same section
05200 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" same section
01629 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
01744 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.7 mi. E
05185 Galium trifidum      "three-petaled bedstraw" same section
02925 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" 1.7 mi. E
09865 Herrickia wasatchensis      "Wasatch aster" 2 mi. NE
09863 Madia glomerata      "mountain tarweed" 2 mi. NE
01795 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 1.5 mi. N
05198 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" same section
09862 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" 2 mi. NE
07536 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" same section
01630 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" 2921 ft. NW
01627 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" same section
01634 Phacelia linearis      "thread-leaf scorpionweed" 2921 ft. NW
02924 Polygonum douglasii  var. johnstonii  1.7 mi. E
00486 Senecio integerrimus  var. exaltatus   "Columbia ragwort" 1.7 mi. E
07537 Silene menziesii      "Menzies' campion" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tooth Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 2999 ft. W 7261  Aspen Grove 
Cascade Springs (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. NE 6300  Aspen Grove 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1 mi. NE   Aspen Grove 
The Cove (Basin) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 6608  Aspen Grove 
Thomas Canyon (Valley) Wasatch County, UT 1.4 mi. NE   Aspen Grove 
South Fork Deer Creek (Stream) Wasatch County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Aspen Grove 
Mill Canyon Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 8281  Aspen Grove 
Decker Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6139  Aspen Grove 
North Fork Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 7618  Aspen Grove 
Rock Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9492  Aspen Grove 
Big Tree Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 7799  Aspen Grove 
Mill Canyon Peak (Summit) Wasatch County, UT 3.2 mi. N 10270  Aspen Grove 
Pine Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 7389  Aspen Grove 
Lame Horse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 7920  Aspen Grove 
Summit Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 8068  Aspen Grove 
Weeks Bench (Bench) Wasatch County, UT 3.6 mi. S 5479  Aspen Grove 
Sulphur Spring (Spring) Wasatch County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5538  Aspen Grove 
Mud Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 3 mi. W 8045  Aspen Grove 
Mount Timpanogos Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 6952  Aspen Grove 
Forest Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 3 mi. W 7710  Aspen Grove 


Taxon Links for species Ranunculus gmelinii  DC.

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

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