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PlantFiles: High Alpine Buttercup
Ranunculus calandrinioides

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ranunculus (ra-NUN-ku-lus) (Info)
Species: calandrinioides (ka-lan-DREEN-ee-oy-deez) (Info)

Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Baa On Oct 10, 2001, Baa wrote:

Little, delicate looking, perennial from the Atlas Mountains.

Has light blue-green, broad, lance like, thick leaves with pale veins upto 3 inches long. Bears 1-3, white sometimes flushed pinkish, cup shaped, 5 petalled flowers about 1.5-2 inches across.

Flowers late February-early April.

Like a very sharply drained, rich soil in full sun.

It's a summer dormant plant and hates being wet at this time.

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