Ranunculus populago

Blue Mountain Buttercup

Tuft. Stems erect, shiny, with few branches. Lower leaves with 1–3 in. long petioles, widely heart to egg-shaped, with tiny teeth or entire; upper leaves smaller. Flowers yellow, petals to 1/4 in. long. Grows in wet meadows, along streams, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--12 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
  • Found In: Wallowas, Blue Mts.
  • Native: Yes