Seen growing in a rocky and sunny grassland, with a plethora of other native wildflowers.
Seen growing along the trail
at Hidden Falls Regional Park
erect stem, only 5 petals
Yellow five petalled flower
Just a few the cattle missed.
A few of this species were seen on a grassy oak savanna ridge in western Annadel. The specimen was about 35 cm high with a one cm diameter flower.
Ranunculus occidentalis (western buttercup) is a species of buttercup found in the western United States and Canada. Its distribution extends from Alaska through British Columbia and Alberta to central California. The flower can be seen in open meadows, forests, and other generally flat areas up to an elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft).