California buttercup

Ranunculus californicus

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: buttercup

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Yellow and glossy, 3/4 inches across

Leaves: Pointed leaves with smooth edges; some hair

Life Cycle: Perennial

Yellow daisy-like flowers on long, leafless stems. Plants can grow up to 2 feet tall, but typically have a lax, spreading habit. Blooms from March through August. Plant goes dormant after flowers drop seed in late summer. Often grows along streams and drainage ditches. Native to California and Oregon.

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