[Buttercups: The Genus Ranunculus East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup

Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii

Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

Suksdorf's buttercup blooming at a swale on the north side of the North Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Lands, about one mile below Kiger Gorge..........August 31, 2011.

Close-up of a flower of Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Ventral leaf surface of Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

Maturing achenes of Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Pistils and stamens of Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Underside of the petals and sepals of eschscholtzii/suksdorfii/suksdorfii1e.jpg

Suksdorf's buttercup blooming at a swale on the north side of the North Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Lands, about one mile below Kiger Gorge.........August 31, 2011.

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Basal leaf of Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

Suksdorf's buttercup blooming on a bank where snow recently melted along the South Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Lands, about one mile below to the west of the East Rim Viewpoint...........September 2, 2011.

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) -

Suksdorf's buttercup blooming on a bank where snow recently melted along the South Loop Road, Steens Mountain Recreation Lands, about one mile below to the west of the East Rim Viewpoint...........July 9, 2014.

Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii) - Snow Buttercup, Suksdorf's Buttercup, Timberline Buttercup: Ranunculus eschscholtzii var. suksdorfii (Synonym: Ranunculus suksdorfii)

The leaves of suksdorf's buttercup (left) as seen on a bank where snow recently melted along the clifftops at the head of Kiger Gorge, Steens Mountain Recreation Lands...........July 11, 2014. The leaves of mountain sorrel (Oxyria digynia) also are found in this cluster of leaves. The photo at right shows late-blooming suksdorf's buttercup as seen blooming at a late snow melt patch along the South Loop Road about one mile west of the East Rim Viewpoint.........September 20, 2015.

Paul Slichter