Ranunculaceae
Ranunculus triternatus

The Dalles Mountain Buttercup

Tuft. Stems upright. Basal leaves with petioles, divided into many linear segments; few similar leaves along stems. Flowers with short stalks, bright yellow, large, 5 petals widely egg-shaped. Grows in spring-moist soils, slopes, open grasslands in high hills. Rare and endangered in Washington and Oregon. Similar to the common R. glaberrimus, with leaves only shallowly lobed.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--5 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes