Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus aquatilis

White Water Buttercup

Aquatic in shallow water. Leaves of 2 types: common submerged leaves are divided into long thread-like segments; leaves floating on surface are few, shiny, almost round, divided into 3 parts, each then shallowly cut again. Flowers white, 5 petals at end of long stems in floating mat. Grows in any slow-moving to still water at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Floating
  • Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland, Lake/Pond
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous, East Gorge, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes