Ranunculus californicus var. californicus

Ranunculus californicus var. californicus

California buttercup



  • Perennial with bright yellow flower blooms in spring
  • Thrives in spring wet places in the wild but needs to dry out in summer
  • Under 2 feet tall and requires good drainage
  • Flowers provide abundant nectar and pollen for many beneficial insects
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo and Livermore sections also reported in Hamilton section

Briones RP, El Sobrante, Kennedy Grove RP, Oakland, Orinda, Tilden RP


1 gallon, 4 inch

bloom season Apr
pollinators Bees
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
sun Full Sun
water Low
bloom season Mar
bloom season May
water Mod
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
dormancy summer
growth habit Upright
soil Well-drained
flower color Yellow

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